Russia seeks to maintain its global status by making threats and keeping others off guard, Shevtsova says

T-72B3M tanks of Russia's 126th Coastal Brigade based in occupied Crimea outfitted with special cage armor intended to protect from Javelin anti-tank missiles supplied to Ukraine by the United States. Photo from Russian social mediaRussia is “attempting to maintain its global role with military threats to undermine the status quo at any time and in any place on the globe,” Lilia Shevtsova says, an approach designed to “compensate for its inability to secure the rebirth of Russia on the basis of internal change.” That is an entirely different strategy …

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