How Many More Red Lines Is the Russian State Prepared to Cross?
Crossing red lines has become a national political sport in Russia. The annexation of Crimea, the war in the Donbass, the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines MH17, the assassination of Boris Nemtsov, cyber interference in foreign elections, the Skripal saga, the increasing participation of Wagner mercenaries in military conflicts and the resetting of presidential terms. To all of this we can now add the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.The use of Novichok is a surprise that we could have expected. Another anticipated “surprise” is the complete denial of guilt from the Russian side. The strategy and...
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