Written by: Stephen Hsu
Primary Source: Information Processing
See earlier post Trump, Putin, Stephen Cohen, Brawndo, and Electrolytes.
Note to morons: Russia’s 2017 GDP is less than that of France, Brazil, Italy, Canada, and just above that of Korea and Australia. (PPP-adjusted they are still only #6 in the world, between Germany and Indonesia: s-s-scary!) Apart from their nuclear arsenal (which they will struggle to pay for in the future), they are hardly a serious geopolitical competitor to the US and certainly not to the West as a whole. Relax! Trump won the election, not Russia.
This is a longer (and much better) discussion of Putin with Oliver Stone and Stephen Cohen. At 17:30 they discuss the “Russian attack” on our election.