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Why Putin's anti-NATO behavior makes sense to him, and many in Russia
Why Putin's anti-NATO behavior makes sense to him, and many in Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin had an opportunity to lobby for easing international sanctions against his country last month when European and Asian leaders gathered for a summit in Milan, but for his most crucial meeting — a sit-down with German Chancellor Angela Merkel — he showed up four hours late. He'd been in Serbia watching a parade. Putin also missed the welcoming toast for a dinner of more than 50 leaders, striding in at the middle of the European Council president's opening remarks. Putin has been behaving lately like a man who has lost faith in diplomacy, who is convinced that the world has realigned itself into a shape fundamentally hostile to...

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