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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2 THOUGHTS ON "Vladimir Putin and Russia (STRATEGIKON Episode 13)"

  1. CAPT David L O Hayward (Rtd0 on September 1, 2016 at 5:59 pm said:

    Excellent podcast. I will follow up on the others. Most impressed, John. I appreciate your thought that the “Black Sea is a massive bone of contention in years to come”. I am deeply researching the Black Sea at present. May I quote you in my new defense research paper please? I am working closely with Alexandra Kindell, PhD, my editor at the U.S. Marine Corps University Press in Quantico, VA.
    Perhaps you may have sighted my last article at On the official MCU Press website, download the pertinent Journal. That is the Spring Edition 2016 (Vol 7, No 1). Pages 46-82 refer. Cheers,

  2. CAPT David L O Hayward (Rtd0 on September 1, 2016 at 6:02 pm said:

    John, May I recommend the book “Red Notice” by Bill Browder, Bantam Press (Transworld Publishers), published in 2015. It takes us into the very heart of Russia and Putin’s criminal activities.
    Best Wishes,

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