By far the most popular article I ever published on this blog was titled Putin to Western Elites: Play-time is Over.
It came out almost exactly three years ago, after that year’s Valdai Club conference, and was based on the speech Putin gave at that conference.
It garnered close to 200,000 page hits—more than twice more than the next most popular one—because it pointed out something very significant: a sea change in international relations had occurred, heralding the end of America’s unipolar moment when it could dictate terms to the entire world.
Essentially, in that speech Putin signaled to Western elites that they …read more
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