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The Problem With Putinology

By most accounts, the Cold War
came to end in 1991. Soviet defeat equaled the victory of the West. The
Washington consensus set the economic terms. Democracies were proliferating
after 1991, and on the horizon a rules-based liberal international order was
more and more clearly emerging, a global analogue to the ascendant European
Union with capitals in Brussels, Berlin, Paris, London and Washington. One day,
Moscow and Beijing would be its capitals as well. Such was the narrative, not
universally admired or embraced, that structured a fair amount of political
discourse and journalism up to 2016.Catherine Belton, who served as
a Moscow-based journalist for the Financial Times, offers an …read more

Source:: The New Republic