How Putin Stays in Power

Uncategorized April 29, 2016 War Is Boring 0

Mariajoner/Wikimedia photo Russia’s president isn’t any ordinary world leader by MATTHEW GAULT Russia’s economy is in deep trouble, its military fights unending wars in Syria and...
Mariajoner/Wikimedia photo

Russia’s president isn’t any ordinary world leader

by MATTHEW GAULT

Russia’s economy is in deep trouble, its military fights unending wars in Syria and Ukraine and the Panama Papers revealed unbelievable levels of institutional corruption. Such political, financial and military problems would destroy any other world leader.

But Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin isn’t any other world leader.

Putin is the ultimate special case and in this week’s War College we try to find out why. Join us as New York University’s Mark Galeotti explains how Moscow hedges its bets and how Putin stays in power.

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