Putin losing his geostrategic footing

November 18, 2014 2:49 PM

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Global temperatures are rising, but the former Soviet Union’s frozen conflicts show no sign of a thaw. On the contrary, the ice is expanding.

Russia’s support for the election held by separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk — key cities in Ukraine’s Donbas region — indicates that the Kremlin has decided to create another semi-permanent “mini-Cold War”, this time in rebel-controlled areas of Russia’s most important neighbouring country. But fre...

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