The author of” Putin’s Playbook: Russia’s Secret Plan to Defeat America” informed the audience at a roundtable occasion at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association that the globe was seeing his playbook unravel “right in front of our eyes.”
A previous U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency policeman, Koffler, 56, said, “Putin’s utmost goal with Ukraine is to bring it back under Russia’s control as component of his method to reintegrate former Soviet states into a supernational sort of alliance, like the previous Soviet Union.”
” In the Russian armed forces teaching,” she continued, “Russia for centuries has actually relied on what they call a calculated buffer, a strategic security border of which Ukraine allows part … and as long as conflict lingers Ukraine can not be part of NATO.”
The intel policeman stated that “Putin’s plan now is to restore control of post-Soviet states minus the Baltics, because the Baltics belong to NATO. Putin is afraid NATO. There’s absolutely nothing worse [for him] than the superior fighting capability of the U.S. and also NATO pressures.”
Therefore, she does not think he will attack any one of the NATO states, Finland or Sweden.
Koffler stated Putin thinks that there’s a long-term bipartisan U.S. policy to avoid Russia from becoming a leading power in Eurasia.
The timing of the Ukraine hostilities, Koffler stated, was since Russians examined President Biden as even more foreseeable than previous President Trump. They was afraid Trump as a result of “his unpredictability and the separate between his actions and also words. So, it is possible that Putin would certainly’ve waited if Trump were in office, because he simply could not forecast what Trump would do.”
Talking about Putin’s “miscalculations” on a great deal of things in this problem, she ended that “it’s embarrassing for him as a former smart operative” that he was defeated by the “savviness” of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.