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  1. To anyone else who read this synopsis by Oplet (appreciate the summary, btw) and wanted some more context, I found this document particularly helpful in understanding contemporary Russian Foreign Policy: https://www.understandingwar.org/report/how-we-got-here-russia-kremlins-worldview (copy of the report attached to this post) The report includes extensive citations and is definitely worth reading in it's entirety. From the conclusion (pg 24, paragraph 6): "The Kremlin believes that it must maintain control over its neighbors and preserve or expand its historic spheres of influence. Its rhetoric against NATO is less about its fear of a direct military threat and more about its fear of a loss of its power and influence. Putin often frames violations of others’ sovereignty as a defense of his own." ISW Report_The Kremlin's Worldview_March 2019.pdf
  2. FYI, this is a PC port of a free mobile game: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ExiliumGames.Anima Not making a judgement call about it's content, haven't played either version, but that might be relevant for some.
  3. Too bad about the copyright business, sounded like it was exactly what we were waiting for...
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