Steinberg comments on Putin's border plan in Foreign Policy

Steinberg, JamesJames Steinberg was interviewed for the Foreign Policy article "How Putin Is Perfecting His Border Plan." Putin’s overall vision is, first, to "create strategic depth for himself to make sure there’s nobody on his borders that can threaten him," says Steinberg. "Second, it is to weaken and demoralize the West and keep folks preoccupied having to put out fires. Putin’s able to kind of pick and choose his spots and get away with what he can," adds Steinberg. "And what he’s discovered is he can get away with a lot. There isn’t enough will to stand up to him." 11/30/18