Putin kissing Kim’s ring is a massive strategic blunder

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Last week, news outlets reported, in dire terms, the significance of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s journey to North Korea, where Kim Jong Un and hundreds of thousands of his citizens turned out to welcome him. A new alliance had arisen. Not only would North Korea provide Russia with missiles and vast supplies of artillery shells for its war against Ukraine, but Iran was also shipping drones to Russia. And of course, Putin and China’s leader Xi Jinping had already announced a “no limits” partnership. One predictable outcome in the U.S. is to react with surprise and then overreact to Russian...