Skip to main content

Vladimir Putin's Best Week Ever

Hannah Thoburn

Last week, while much of the world was focused on the unexpected victory of Donald Trump in the US elections, things in Europe and Eurasia took an ominous turn. Even leaving aside the Trump victory, which the Kremlin seems to view with both concern at Mr. Trump’s unpredictability, and glee at his pro-Russia statements, Vladimir Putin had a terrific week.

Estonia, Bulgaria, and Moldova, all underwent political changes that look to be good news for Moscow, while the Kremlin’s influence in international policing matters also got a major boost.

Read the full article on WorldAffairsJournal.org.

Related Articles

The ‘Crisis of Democracy’ Is Overhyped

Walter Russell Mead

Ask the professional hand-wringers: Would you rather be in Iran? Venezuela? China?...

Continue Reading

What It’s Like to Be a ‘Fancy Bear’ Target

Kenneth R. Weinstein

We won’t back down from our criticism of Russia, or our support for Trump’s aggressive policies...

Continue Reading