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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

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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.

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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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