For John, BLUF: Let us help Europe not get into trouble. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Weekly Standard we have Mssers Gary Schmitt and Jeffrey Gedmin on the need for the US to be engaged in Europe, to have a strategy, "How to End Putinism".
The edition is 17 August 2015.
By the way, Viet-nam aside, most nations do not hold a favorable view of either Russia or President Putin. PEW Research Center. And, around the world, People have more confidence in President Obama than in President Putin.
Regards — Cliff