“Is Russian President Vladimir Putin irrational and unstable? Is he operating with a set strategy and plan based on Russian interests? Or is there another explanation?

While the American Psychological Association prohibits making a psychiatric diagnosis without physically examining the subject, that does not preclude using a cultural analysis to deduce how Putin may be thinking. A well-known piece of Russian lore makes this point.”

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Harlan Ullman

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