How to Win Friends and Influence People – Russia Style

Fyodor Lukyanov, editor of Russia in Global Affairs, explains the Russian view of the Pol-Czech Missile Crisis:

When Putin criticises the US aggressively over its anti-missile system plans, I can imagine the faces of China’s leaders, sitting quietly in Beijing and happily nodding approval because Putin is fighting for them against a system none of them want. Putin reflects the views of all those who are not US allies.