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Putin's Pivot East Isn't Working

It will take too long for China to compensate for lost Western trade and investment.

Lonely yet?

Photographer: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

More than a year ago, after the European Union and the U.S. imposed economic sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin's response resembled a chant by fans of the English soccer team Millwall: "No one likes us, we don't care." He appeared confident that he would find others to do business with.

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