Un seul navire tricolore stationne au milieu des vingt-cinq bâtiments de guerre envoyés depuis quelques semaines par Moscou au large de la Syrie. Une zone de fortes tensions.
Moscow reached Paul Manafort at a crucial moment in the U.S. presidential race, as he was about to secure the nomination for Donald Trump
As seen from abroad over recent weeks, Russian foreign policy appears a hodgepodge of different elements that rarely slot together. From Syria to China, and back to Western Europe via Ukraine, it is hard to discern any consistent theme. To which you could respond that this is how most countries’ foreign policies look close-up. “Events” have a habit of derailing even the best-laid plans. But the point is that we – in what we still call the West – tend to view Russia’s actions as the product of a usually malevolent grand plan and a single – Vladimir Putin’s – mind.