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US, Russia, Obama and Putin: Slouching Toward Distraction

US, Russia, Obama and Putin: Slouching Toward Distraction

During the Cold War, it was commonly thought the US and the USSR were the world’s only superpowers (during this time China barely reached a want-to-be status). However, when one examines the definition of a superpower, reality is much different than perception. Andrei Gromyko, the former Soviet Minister of Foreign Affairs, defined a superpower as

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