Putin’s endgame: unraveling the post-Cold War deals that humiliated Russia

The world’s attention is on eastern Ukraine, where Moscow’s forces are turning. Yet Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions go far beyond that. He wants to renegotiate the end of the cold war.

Whatever the outcome of Russia’s large-scale military maneuvers and Monday’s announcement of recognition of the independence of two breakaway Ukrainian regions and orders to send troops there, Mr Putin made it clear that he wanted to redraw the security map of Europe after the Cold War.


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