Your point is very interesting and seems accurate. However, at the same time it looks that Putin pays little attention to it. In China they have not heard about it, and excerise theyr sovereignty regardless of human rights. My impression is that sooner or later in the Western dmocratic world they will also realize, that either return to sovereigny or disappear. Soft power is laughable, and Obama is slowly understanding this. The shift will be seen in Afghanistan very soon. Or withdraw or win. NO other choices. To Win Means (regretable) "to hell with human rights"
Russia: U.S. plan to provide air cover for Syrian rebels undermines Damascus fight on ISIS (Reuters)
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