A good read and synopsis as only The Atlantic does it. It will save you reading the book I recommended several weeks ago: “The New Tsar” by Steven Lee Myers. It’s not short, but very detailed coverage and worth a look, especially if you’re having difficulty sleeping at night.
The Atlantic- What Putin Really Wants
This is worth a look and is a good, wide-ranging synopsis of the past, current and the potential future of Russia’s relationships with the West. One wonders what will be Putin’s response to the U.S. armored division slated to be deployed to Germany or Poland?
The Evolving Stalemate Between Russia and the West
This is a good article and worth a look if you, like me, have some small interest in sports doping and a large interest in the extremes Putin will go to in promoting Russian nationalism and securing his interests/position at the top of the food chain in Russia.
I have not seen the documentary “Icarus,” but will track it down and report back. If any of you have seen it or have additional data on this subject, I would love to hear from you and publish your views/comments to our colleagues if OK.
Update: For those that are interested here is a follow up on my last email on the doping of Russian athletes. There is no shortage of coverage on the documentary “Icarus” on the Internet, YouTube or the Media. Here are a few I found quickly:
The documentary “Icarus” is 100 minutes and on Netflix and YouTube. There are several news segments on YouTube that highlight the story and the documentary.
The full documentary “Icarus” on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kltbx8KgIxI
The “Icarus” trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68W6MJPPCQc
‘Icarus’: How an amateur cyclist fell into secret world of Russian doping | ABC News: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk0NWKUySIQ
A Filmmaker's Journey Into the Heart of an Olympic Drug Scandal