This is Putin’s world, and we just live in it. Russia currently has the upper hand on the world stage — and that may be a result of President Vladimir Putin consciously playing a long game. Countries on the Russian frontier like Ukraine and Estonia have seen the results of Putin testing boundaries. U.S. intelligence reports have concluded that Putin personally directed Russian hacking into the American election, which President-elect Donald Trump acknowledged yesterday was possible. And now, Trump may inherit a new cold war — one that’s already heating up.