20 ianuarie 2021

How America's weaknesses have facilitated Russia's successes


Consider the phrase “great-power competition.” While that and similar terms are fairly common today in national security circles, how often were they used 20 years ago? And to what “competitors” do they apply? China and Russia. The former is not surprising; its growing economic strength and potential to employ it for political and military ends were apparent at the turn of the millennium. But Russia? Back in 2000, would you have foreseen its return to “great-power status”? The fact that it has [...]