Ten years ago, Putin threw the gauntlet down on Pax Americana. A lot has transpired since. Just days ago, Russia's Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, signaled its end:
'The historic era that could be called the post-Cold War order has come to an end.'
'This global model was pre-programmed for crisis...as an instrument for ensuring the growth of an elite club of countries and its domination over everyone else.'
'Leaders with a sense of responsibility must now make their choice...in favour of building a democratic and fair world order, a post-West world order...'
'...we’d be able to...overcome the post-truth period, to reject hysterical information wars and...keep up the honest work without being distracted by lies and falsehoods. Let this be a post-fake era.'
'It is said that wars start in people’s heads, but according to this logic, it is also in people’s heads that they should end.'