US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018. Photo: TNS US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018. Photo: TNS
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018. Photo: TNS
Paul G. Harris
Opinion

Opinion

Paul G. Harris

Why Donald Trump’s re-election would make Vladimir Putin very happy

  • Trump has weakened America and its institutions, looked away as Russia extended its influence in Crimea, Syria, the Middle East and Africa and, crucially, blocks global efforts to decarbonise, buying precious time for Russia’s oil and gas export-dependent economy

US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018. Photo: TNS US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018. Photo: TNS
US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018. Photo: TNS
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