Diplomats call it the Big Game. The game they all like to think that they themselves are a big part of. In reality, the globe is pretty much on autopilot, as are the governments of most countries. That leads to a great deal of stability, UNTIL some whack-job gets elected and upsets the apple cart.
There you go.
That’s how shit get started.
Putin has killed people for less.
The good news is that Russians are very pragmatic people. I’m sure they understand that Joe is senile and no longer responsible for the words coming out of his mouth. Once again, like during the Obama administration, we Americans are depending on the good will of Russia to keep us out of war with Russia.