The US is messing with Russia's internal politics by starting a campaign to oust Putin within two years. We are telling the oligarchs that they will be better off with Putin gone.
The campaign might have a hard row to hoe with Putin enjoying 90% approval from the mass of Russians who are doing much better now under Putin.
Putin in response passed a new NGO law tightening regulations on their organisations by keeping placing reporting rules that they must follow. We have such a bad track with the coup's we have run in the past you have to wonder how we plan to be successful this time.
Some say this preempts our Tip to Asia and returns us to concentrating on overthrowing Putin. Perhaps it is time to mind our own business. We have turned most of the ME into hell holes of conflict basically destroying country after country at great costs to the US taxpayers and blood letting of far too many or our young men.
This administration's foreign reminds me of a chicken with it's head cut off running around throwing blood on everything in it's way. I think it's time for us to learn. GO ALONG TO GET ALONG.