U.S. Punishment of Putin Tests His Trump Card

U.S. Punishment of Putin Tests His Trump Card

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Anthony Halpin short note
They’ll always have Helsinki. But Vladimir Putin’s July buddy-fest with Donald Trump already seems an age ago, with the ruble plunging amid harsh new U.S. sanctions and the prospect of worse to come.
…With Russian markets in a tailspin, Putin has few conventional levers to reduce the pressure. But there’s still Trump.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-09/u-s-punishment-of-putin-tests-his-trump-card


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