Vladimir Putin and Russia (STRATEGIKON Episode 13)

Our latest podcast is now available. In this podcast, John Bruni and SIA Associate David Olney discuss Vladimir Putin and Russia.

Topics and issues discussed include:

  • What does Russian President Vladimir Putin want?
  • Is Russia a power that knows its limits?
  • The significance of Russian military deployments to Crimea, eastern Ukraine and Syria.
  • The state of Russia’s military modernisation.
  • The possible emergence of an autocratic alliance between Russia, Turkey and Iran, (akin to the 1815 Holy Alliance between Prussia, Austria and Russia).
  • Putin’s indispensability to Russia’s contemporary body politic.
  • The West’s reactions to Russia and Sino-Russian military cooperation.

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