The quality of political leadership in the U.S has fallen down. was when the likes of Jefferson George Washington, Abraham Lincoln etc used to be the tenants of the White House. Nobody had ever thought that mediocres like Trump or Biden would also one day occupy chair in its Oval office.
Putin has, lately emerged as one of the strongest political figure in Europe. In a very short time he has made his presence felt throughout Europe and the Americans are shit scared of his grown and growing influence in the world politics. Though both China and Soviet union have been Communist countries a love hate relationship existed between them for a long time Putin was sensible enough to hit it off with China and now taken together Russia and China are a force to be reckoned with.