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Examining Russia's Strategy in Ukraine with Maria Snegovaya

Examining Russia's Strategy in Ukraine with Maria Snegovaya

Update: 2024-02-16
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In this episode, Maria Snegovaya, an expert on Russian affairs, discusses the situation surrounding Alexei Navalny and the actions of Vladimir Putin. She highlights the boldness of Putin's actions and the impact of Russia's relationship with China. Snegovaya also discusses the incentives for Putin's actions, including the perceived weakness of the Biden administration. She explores the support for Putin among certain groups and the rise of populism. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the cost of Putin's success and the importance of addressing inequality.

Takeaways

  • Putin acts boldly when he feels invincible and unchallenged.
  • Russia's relationship with China plays a significant role in its actions.
  • The perceived weakness of the Biden administration may have emboldened Putin.
  • Populism and inequality contribute to support for Putin and the rise of right-wing parties.

Chapters

00:00 Introduction

01:14 Alexei Navalny's Situation

05:41 Putin's Bold Actions

08:58 Russia-China Relationship

09:56 Incentives for Putin's Actions

13:21 Impact of Biden's Policies

18:03 Support for Putin

24:40 Populism and Inequality

25:38 The Cost of Putin's Success

26:17 Closing Remarks


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