How Russia Is Winning February 13, 2017 Bad enough that Trump has needlessly handed China a major victory, getting nothing in return.* Or that with all his talk of banning Muslims he has advanced ISIS’s effort to ignite a war of civilizations. The person who’s really happy about Trump’s election is Putin, who dismantled Russia’s fragile democracy and is now hard at work on ours. All without firing a shot. (Except for killing the occasional journalist or political opponent.) From Foreign Affairs: “Russia’s Art of War.” Trump, writes Mark Sumner for Daily Kos — perhaps recognizing this — “has successfully buried the story that worries him most.” Don’t let him. Click the links and spread the word. *Instead of pulling out of Obama’s TransPacific Partnership, Hillary would have won a few face-saving improvements and then signed it.