Putin’s Valdai folly: Attacking the U.S. while standing on a shaky economy is unwise

Date: 10-30-2014 | Category: Europe, Geopolitics, In the News, Media Interviews, Russia and Eurasia

On Oct. 24, Vladimir Putin delivered his annual Valdai Club speech, providing a unique peek into his geopolitical soul. While the Russian president raised important questions concerning post-Cold War global security and the role of the United States in the world order, he did it with such an edge — if not vitriol — that all hopes of a positive reception in Washington were dashed. That was no doubt fine with the speaker. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/oct/30/cohen-putins-valdai-folly/ By Ariel Cohen The Washington Times October 30, 2014

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