Tag: Putin’s worldview

Putin’s Muddled Message

January 15, 2016

The Power Veritcal podcast is hosted by RFE/RL’s Brian Whitmore and is syndicated with permission by The Interpreter. When a Russian leader speaks to a foreign media outlet, it is usually aimed at sending a clear and specific message. But Vladimir Putin’s lengthy, wide-ranging, and often contentious interview with the mass-circulation German tabloid Bild this […]

Talking to Putin About Ukraine Reinforcing Kremlin Leader’s Distorted View of the World, Kirillova Says

January 23, 2015

Staunton, January 23 – The first impulse of Western leaders whenever there is a crisis is to seek negotiations on the principle that it is better to talk than to fight, but sometimes in their rush to find common ground, these leaders make the problem worse because their willingness to talk about a conflict has […]