Is Russia More Bark Than Bite?

As per Sir Andrew Wood, Chatham House

The received wisdom that Russia will always be ready to go further than the West in a confrontation over Ukraine is flawed.

‘The West could never prevail in a military confrontation over Ukraine with Russia, which would always be prepared to go further.’ This line, from a Financial Times editorial last week, reflects a commonly-held view among Western commentators about the crisis in eastern Ukraine. But if taken literally, it would imply that Vladimir Putin is insane.

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