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  1. Putin Pumps Up Cold War Rhetoric

    The West is the real problem. While admitting that Moscow is baring its teeth with increased military exercises, Putin claims that Western powers were asking for it with provocative geopolitical moves, like expanding NATO. German Chancellor Angela Merkel had a fairly good relationship with the ex-KGB officer until recently. Now the former East German says Putin has reverted to thinking of Eastern Europe as his stomping ground, and she warns that Europe will push back and ultimately prevail.

    The Guardian, Time

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