What does Putin think?

How far is Putin willing to go to get what he wants?

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29 October 2015: What does Putin think? by Ecfr on Mixcloud


Fiona Hill, Director of the Centre on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution

Chaired by

Mark Leonard, Director, ECFR


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President Putin has become the greatest challenge to European security and the global world order in decades. ECFR brought you one of the leading Russia-watchers to discuss the impact of President Putin’s unique personal background and experience on his views of the outside world. 

Fiona Hill is Director of the Center on the United States and Europe and a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. She is also co-author of the second edition of Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). From 2006 to 2009, Hill served as the national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at The National Intelligence Council.

Mark Leonard is Director of ECFR. He is also Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Geoeconomics.