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The Kremlin’s Coronavirus Gambit

Vladimir Putin knows a thing or two about a crisis, having caused a number of them during his two decades in power in Russia. And with the COVID-19 pandemic spreading, Russia’s president is observing the adage that you should never let a good crisis go to waste. While the world’s attention is focused on halting the spread of the disease, the Kremlin is using the pandemic as part of its “political warfare” against the West. This is a toxic cocktail of propaganda, influence-peddling, disinformation, cyber-attacks, subversion, economic pressure, military saber-rattling, and everything else short of actually military conflict.It could also …read more

Source:: The American Interest


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