Shan­non Ebrahim

Sunday Tribune - - NEWS&VIEWS -

re­tal­i­ate against a US strike.

While the two sides may end up gen­uinely pulling back from the brink, the ten­sions between Rus­sia and the West have reached such a boil­ing point that there are sig­nif­i­cant rum­blings within Rus­sia that fol­low­ing Putin’s in­au­gu­ra­tion on May 7, he will com­pose a cab­i­net re­ferred to as a “stavka” or war cab­i­net – the idea be­ing to put hawks in key po­si­tions so that Rus­sia would be able to fight a war on all fronts.

On the other side, there is the prob­lem of Trump’s per­pet­ual un­pre­dictabil­ity. While he has

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