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The Putin puzzle

15 mins | Jan 21, 2022
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Why Ukraine? Why now? Even dictators have domestic political considerations, and Vladimir Putin has a long history of using aggressive politics to bolster his standing in Russia. Kathryn Stoner reveals that Putin is creating a crisis in Ukraine to combat the increasing unrest and disapproval in his home country, hoping to provoke an incident that can win back the popularity he once had.
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