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Putin and Xi’s Imperium of Grievance

Main Image Credit Chinese President Xi Jinping holds talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, 4 February 2022. Courtesy of Li Tao/Xinhua/Alamy Live News

Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping see themselves as victims of the Western world. In the end, this sense of injustice trumps respect for international law.

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Orville Schell

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