This picture is amazing. The shirtless horseback ridding Putin was due to come back soon. Play the game! Russia despite all the economic odds have lowered its external debt which is significant. To survive in this world strategy is most important than fast wins. Russia and China are teaming up. We are witnessing the most significant shift in power relations since the end of the cold war.
The new game - American dominance is being challenged.
War deals, however, there are signs of collapse. New Cold War. Gaining legitimacy in a power structure without rules seems a difficult endeavor. This analysis of the U.S. wanting to establish rules vs. Russia wanting to capitalize states a solid case. How will legitimacy be evaluated from these two perspectives? It seems to be the bigger question. The world is getting very complicated. We need STATESMEN.