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  •  Exactly. It's a new Cold War. (0+ / 0-)

    Where Putin is trying to recreate his old sphere of influence. Containment 2.0 should mean an aggressive sticks-and-carrots approach to Ukraine, covert support for democratization in places like Belarus, and ultimately, democratic rollback of Russia's government.

    This is Putin's biggest fear - if Ukraine moves closer to the West, cracks down on corruption, democratizes, then his own regime will be challenged. We are witnessing a huge geopolitical struggle here.

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