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Total delusion here. Stephens becomes unhinged and places himself in a dystopian state in which Moscow is a superpower. Putin's Russia might be an authoritarian state, but it is not close to the powerful force for Communism that was presented by the USSR.
Also, quite odd that he is picking a big fight with Amb. Grenell, who has done so much good work in encouraging our European allies to push back more against Moscow. Stephens should direct his fire at our Euro allies like France and Germany, which continue to cozy up to Putin.
China spends 3-4x more than Russia on annual defense. They are the main threat. Russia is a struggling state with stagnant economy, declining population, poor infrastructure, etc. Hardly an up and coming global rival. China is the big threat into the future.
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