April 24, 2014
Putin's Strategy: Good Cop, Bad Cop
Alexander Motyl, CNN
The Associated Press
Are Lavrov and Putin playing good cop-bad cop, hoping to convince the United States, the European Union, and Ukraine that Russia really is reasonable and has no aggressive intentions? If so, is this just a ploy to win time while war preparations continue? Or is their routine indicative of Russia's finally coming to its senses?
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