Putin has arguably been living a fairytale since the beginning of November. One by one his most adamant opponents are falling like dominos. Hillary Clinton will never enter the White House to continue a foreign policy line which portrayed him as the main threat to global stability. Theresa May is entangled in post-Brexit negotiations, muting her criticisms of Moscow. Francois Hollande hopes for reelection are melting by the day as pollsters predict a second round between Francois Fillon and Marine Le Pen, two of the strongest Putin supporters in France. Even NATO, the very military organization created to contain Moscow, has been disavowed by some of its members’ leaders: Trump and Erdogan.
Was November Putin’s perfect month for Russia?
In a few weeks, Putin has managed to place himself at the very center of global diplomacy. (File photo: AFP)
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