Power Vertical Podcast Ep. 18

It’s a desperate gambit. But in many ways, it is working. It’s a strategy of a weak and declining power. But it has wrongfooted and confused the strong and the ascendant.

But here’s the thing. There’s nothing new under the sun. The West has seen Russia’s strategy of chaos before. And it can fight back.

This week’s Power Vertical Podcast looks at CEPA’s new report “Chaos as a Strategy: Putin’s Promethean Gamble.” Joining the studio are the report’s co-authors, CEPA President Peter B. Doran and CEPA Senior Fellow Donald N. Jensen. Also on the podcast, Peter, Don, and Brian look at CEPA’s new report “Unfinished Business,” which argues for a permanent U.S. presence in Poland.

Photo: U.S. Navy/MC1 Samuel Souvannason

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Brian Whitmore

Brian Whitmore is Director of the Russia Program at the Center for European Policy Analysis. Before joining CEPA he was Senior Russia Analyst at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. He also worked as a foreign correspondent for The Boston Globe in Moscow and Prague; as a graduate instructor in the Department of Government and International Studies at the University of South Carolina; and as a visiting lecturer in the History Faculty at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine and the International Relations Faculty at St. Petersburg State University.

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November 23, 2018

The Power Vertical is a CEPA podcast covering the Kremlin for Kremlin watchers. All opinions are those of the guests and do not necessarily represent the position or views of the institutions they represent or the Center for European Policy Analysis.