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Can the ‘Silver Fox’ outwit Vladimir Putin?


By Tara McKelvey

January 11, 2022

Wendy Sherman, one of the world’s most powerful diplomats, is known as the Silver Fox because of her silver-white mane and her canny deal-making style. On Wednesday, she is helping to lead the US-Russia talks in Europe.

Ms Sherman – the US Deputy Secretary of State, one of the department’s top positions – has been meeting Russian officials this week to discuss Ukraine. The stakes are high.

President Vladimir Putin has deployed around 100,000 Russian troops close to the border with Ukraine, prompting fears of an incursion and warnings from the West.

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