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Everybody Asks, What Does Putin Want? We Think We Have an Answer

What is Russian President Vladimir Putin really thinking with regard to Ukraine and Russia’s place in the world? If we could interview him, this is probably what he would have to say

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Alon Pinkas
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Alon Pinkas

Will Russia invade the Donbas region of Ukraine? Or is this a high-stakes game of brinkmanship diplomacy in which amassing 100,000 soldiers on the Russian-Ukrainian border and positioning equipment and munitions for 75,000 more is just for show, intended to extract compromises from the United States and NATO?

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