Russia brings history back to the present

By Amin Saikal
Updated April 23 2018 - 9:34pm, first published March 8 2014 - 3:00am

President Vladimir Putin is driven in his policy behaviour towards Ukraine partly because of his personal concerns about what constitutes Russia's security and strategic interests and the country's place in the international order, and largely because of America's declining influence in world politics.

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