Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi (not pictured) during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia (REUTERS/Kirill Kudryavtsev).
Stop calling Russia weak
May 28, 2015,
Perhaps ironically, it became more popular to call Russia weak in the wake of its invasion of Ukraine. But this contention is wrong and dangerously underestimates President Putin's power.