Putin Overplays His Hand | by Christopher R. Hill

Putin Overplays His Hand | by Christopher R. Hill

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This summer, the governments of Greece and the Republic of Macedonia reached an agreement that would finally put to rest a decades-long diplomatic dispute over Macedonia’s name. By reportedly attempting to derail the rapprochement, the Kremlin has shown that even countries sympathetic to Russia cannot trust it.

Russia has made no secret of its desire to weaken NATO.

… Russia’s foreign policy is motivated not just by spite and bitterness, but also by a nagging awareness of its own decline. Greek and (North) Macedonian leaders have acquitted themselves well by responding to Russian aggression honestly and courageously. The question is whether others will have the mettle to do the same.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/russia-interference-greece-macedonia-by-christopher-r-hill-2018-08


This summer, the governments of Greece and the Republic of Macedonia reached an agreement that would finally put to rest a decades-long diplomatic dispute over Macedonia’s name. By reportedly attempting to derail the rapprochement, the Kremlin has shown that even countries sympathetic to Russia cann…

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