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    President Putin's Role in Syria Places Him Among 2015's Top Global Thinkers

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    The Washington-based magazine Foreign Policy has compiled its annual list of leading global thinkers. The influential outlet has placed President Putin at the top of its “Decision-makers” category for “poising Russia as critical to any peace deal” and ‘scoring points against America”.

    Each year Foreign Policy magazine identifies its 100 Leading Global Thinkers List. While there are 100 slots, the outlet explains, there are far more individuals who actually populate it. This year there are 125 names, because the magazine identifies not just individuals, but sometime teams, when efforts are collaborative and often groups people who, independently of each other, work toward a common goal.

    President Putin Among 2015's Top-100 Global Thinkers
    President Putin Among 2015's Top-100 Global Thinkers

    The magazine’s title for Vladimir Putin’s profile, however, seems to be more critical than supportive: "For Playing Peacemaker By Dropping Bombs."

    However the profile page makes it more clear: "On a global scale, he has strengthened [President] Assad, poised Russia as critical to any peace deal and scored points against America."

    Alongside President Putin, the "Decision-makers" category features, among others, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

    President Putin Among 2015's Top-100 Global Thinkers
    President Putin Among 2015's Top-100 Global Thinkers

    The other categories of the list include:

    Challengers, which includes a human right activist, politicians and an archaeologist, among others.

    Innovators: an nanotechnologist, an engineer, neuroscientists and others.

    Advocates: from Switzerland, Myanmar, Mexico, South Africa, Pakistan, Burundi, China, The Netherlands, the US and UK.

    The list also features Artists, Healers, Stewards, Chroniclers and Moguls.


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      Tactical Investor
      In this instance he should be number one on the list as he was the only one with guts to do the right thing in Turkey
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      No world leader can be compared to Putin, no one will ever will.
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      Mr Putin is the number one global thinker.
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      Sorely missing the category "Certified Nuts": McCain, Nuland, Graham, Powers, Hammond, Cameron, Carver, Erdogan, Davutoğlu, Stoltenberg, Bildt, Sikorski ..
      Guess that category is fast becoming unwieldy large in numbers within NATO.
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      Time for Blueberry Hill! :)
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      Anas Drak
      That's true. Responsibility and effectiveness are major virtues for world leaders.
    • Eva Amram
      There are names of "people" on that list that should be judge for crimes against humanity others have no bonnes are like verms that was better to smash. Of course i don t know the criteria choice but mainly is a cathastrophe . Is really not good Putin be in the list but i understand that the authors need put him to give a wave of credibility to their choices. In fact Putin is the only one that deserves be in such kind of list the others at least most of them that have no spine are verms and parasite vermes that life in the intestin of humans among the shit what makes them shit. Look to the sweedish they choose a political corritness thing ... and the german one a dictatorship fascist/nazi and so on.
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      What did Merkel achieve to be on the list?
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      mbfgomes, Stop spamming
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      Athanasiosin reply toEva Brown(Show commentHide comment)
      Sequerra Mendes, I agree. Let me add that President Putin does not need a trash Western magazine to be thought of as thinker. He receives a grade A on all aspects of leadership. But we cannot help mentioning that this famous list includes names like George Papandreou, a former Greek Prime Minister, a.k.a. idiot by some on the Internet, who later went on to teach at Harvard! Go figure!
      When the kzionist backed media in the West want to promote someone or just sell more copies, they put them in lists. Again, President Putin does not need any of that recognition. Great leaders reside in the hearts of people.
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      I appreciate your concern and spiritual awareness however, your language and multiple and numerous links does not contribute to the discussion, thus is categorized as spam. You also plaster other threads with the same post. I have contacted SN on another topic, then commented on your postings. A SputnikNews staff may be giving you a warning. I suggest you do not plaster threads or you may get banned, and we do not want that.

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    • mbfgomesin reply toron(Show commentHide comment)
      ron, okay, did you I want deleted those?
    • mbfgomesin reply toron(Show commentHide comment)
      ron, I continue tomorrow deleted
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