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Russia: America's new bogeyman?

Moves to target Russia as global threat may prove to be self-fulfilling prophecy

Mr Putin is first and foremost committed to advancing Russia's traditional national interests in Europe and the Middle East. His country is neither an enemy nor a friend of the US, but a "frenemy". That suggests that the two countries could cooperate on many issues, such as fighting the ISIS and radical Islam in the Middle East.


SINCE the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, members of the American Foreign Policy Establishment (FPE) have been suffering from what former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia Chas Freeman has described as the Enemy Depravation Syndrome (EDS).

After all...