How Vladimir Putin's political judo floored his opponents
Updated 8:35 AM ET, Thu January 5, 2017
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- Putin seems to throw opponents off-balance with "asymmetric diplomacy"
- Charm offensive with Trump may last only as long as he thinks he can get what he wants
(CNN)With the storybook towers of the Kremlin glimmering behind him, President Vladimir Putin sounded uncharacteristically whimsical as he delivered his annual New Year's address.