Putin’s Divide et Impera Strategy

I sent this letter to The Times today

The democratic world’s confusion may indeed be handing Ukraine to Putin as Roger Boyes argues ( Comment 21 Feb) But our divisions are to blame. The anti-European right refuses to support European unity and the anti-American left refuses to support Atlantic firmness. Mr Putin plays everyone against everyone as he reestablishes a new Russian zone of influence and control. What is Russian for divide et impera?

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