Personally, I don't think Navalny is a Western plant to attack Russia. I think he's a Russian dissident who's politically naive, and found support amongst some in the West who have a problem with Russia. My own view is that Navalny is geopolitically unaware, and has been fighting a domestic Russian battle, and saw assistance from elsewhere as an aid to that, but didn't realise he was being played. I find geopolitics interesting, but often when it's analysed, it shows up a childish spoiltness amongst its participants, on all sides, not just one. Rather than have everyone at each other's throats, I'd much prefer to see Guantanamo closed, Assange and Navalny released, and geopolitics to join the 21st century, though I'm not overly optimistic that it will happen, as all sides of the argument have their domestic politics to deal with as well. I think Vladimir Putin is a level-headed man, in spite of the what the media say, I don't see Russia as a threat to the US, nor China. Perhaps the biggest threat comes from the misunderstanding of each other by all geopolitical parties?