How rotten is Russia’s army?
Humiliation weakens the nation's final claim to superpower status. The modern Russian army was supposed to show that President Vladimir Putin had restored his country to greatness after the Soviet collapse. However, it has instead shown poor progress and exposed deep flaws within Russia. Unfortunately, it also leaves a nuclear-armed power with a point to prove. The Economist reveals how Putin uses warfare to make up for Russia’s weaknesses, which is why he is so dangerous.
From The Economist