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The Art of the Deal: Why Putin needs one more than Trump

The mismatched nature of their wish lists gives Trump the edge, with Putin hanging in the imbalance

For Mr Putin, described in leaked US diplomatic cables as an "alpha-dog", the wider prize would be respect. In his eyes, a deal would confer legitimacy and show Russia was a great power.


IN his book, Art of the Deal, Donald Trump said the best deals were ones where both sides got something they wanted. His credo, applied to a potential US-Russia deal, flags an awkward truth for Vladimir Putin: He wants more from Mr Trump than vice versa.

As aides try to set...

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