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If anyone has benefited from the Paris attacks, it is the Kremlin. In the immediate aftermath of the massacre, the great powers of the West resolved to crush Islamic State (IS) at all costs, and as Russia was already bombing Syria, Western democracies deemed it a natural ally.

From an international pariah punished for the brazen annexation of Crimea and stealthy intervention in eastern Ukraine, practically overnight Moscow turned into a respectable pillar of world order others wooed.

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