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How Putin Stays in Power

Russia’s president isn’t any ordinary world leader


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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