Russian Presidnet Vladimir Putin has bested United States President Barack Obama in the 2013 Forbes Most Powerful Person in the World. Forbes published its annual list and noted that Putin topped the others partly because of his intervention in the Syrian Crisis.
Putin has solidified his control over Russia while Obama’s lame duck period has seemingly set in earlier than usual for a two-term president — latest example: the government shutdown mess. Anyone watching this year’s chess match over Syria and NSA leaks has a clear idea of the shifting individual power dynamics.
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