Putin’s Desire for Failure

china-doesnt-back-russias-invasion-of-crimea-and-thats-a-big-problem-for-putin.jpgIn the American Interest, AHS speaker Jakub Grygiel explains why Putin wants Ukraine to fail:

"Putin does not want a stable Ukraine because he fears—nay, he hates—the Western international order. In his warped, paranoid mind, he deems that order, in its EU and NATO incarnations, to have been the culprit of Russia’s decline over the past two decades, and to be a direct affront to his own rule."