The shoestring superpower

Some nations have acquired the capacity to cheaply and stealthily intervene in the domestic politics of rivals, exacerbating their social conflicts, undermining their institutions and making the country harder to govern

A 2018 military parade in Moscow.
A 2018 military parade in Moscow.Getty Images

Being a superpower is not what it used to be. These days, you can do it on a shoestring....

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