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    Trump Needs to Prepare Properly for Putin 

    Vladimir Putin is always looking to exploit what he perceives as vulnerabilities in his foreign counterparts. Rather than seeking better relations with the United States, he wants equality, which he seems to believe is only possible by America growing weaker and Russia stronger. No one’s been a harsher critic of Putin than I, but with many of the world’s nuclear weapons controlled by Moscow, we need to keep the lines of communication open. So before we meet with him, we must understand precisely what Putin wants and how far he’s willing to go to get it.

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