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George Shultz: In search of assertiveness and common ground

In recent years, Putin has been taking steps to implement his broad objectives of seeking dominance in all of the former Soviet states. That’s what he wants to do. That’s what the Georgia business was about. That’s what the Ukrainian and Crimean business is about. That’s his objective. He may make tactical moves now and then or say things, but we should realize, that’s his objective.