Vladimir Putin has become his own worst enemy. His credibility in the eyes of Western leaders is zero. His own lies, distortions of the truth and his incessant propaganda and disinformation have actually worked against him. He’s dug a pit of lies for himself that’s so deep that he can’t get out of it and he’s dragged Russia down into it with him. No Western leader will ever trust anything he says ever again.
-comment on “Why we need a deal with Russia” guest column; pub. in Jun 6 edition of The Chronicle.