During [recent] Over the years, I met several senior policy technocrats, primarily central banks and finance ministries, and key economic influencers, and I was often amazed at how widespread belief was about Putin’s excellence as a strategist. Was.
I had been expecting some great era of major reforms because of these ideas for a few years, but alas, they never came, and instead, this game of playing on his perception of Western weakness overshadowed his apparent strategic thinking. .
Well, after the weekend, and the announcement of Western financial sanctions, it seems to me that Putin is not such a great strategist.
I don’t know where the idea of freezing the central bank’s foreign exchange reserves came from, but anyone who thought of it came up with a cracker, as well as the removal of major Russian banks from the SWIFT plumbing network by major Western countries. With the bold step of agreeing to of the financial system.