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'Putin Has an Ultimate Goal, and It's Not Ukraine'

Prof. Dima Adamsky, an expert on Russian strategic thinking, admits he was shocked by Putin's speech and drew five conclusions ■ What the Russia-Ukraine war could mean for the Iran nuke deal

Amos Harel
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On Thursday, a few hours after the start of the Russian assault on Ukraine, Prof. Dima Adamsky was unusually emotional. A lecturer at Reichman University, Herzliya, Adamsky is one of the world’s leading authorities on Russian strategic thinking. In recent years he’s divided his time between Israel, Europe and the United States, advising security establishments in a number of countries. He was stunned by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s eve-of-invasion speech.

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