Stanford scholar discusses Putin’s search for greatness


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A float with a caricature of Putin in the Rose Monday parade in Duesseldorf, March 3, 2014.
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In a piece for Foreign Affairs, FSI Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner discusses Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a show of force by Russian President Vladimir Putin to re-establish the country as a superpower for a domestic and international audience. Stoner argues that there is little the West can do about the annex of Crimea without risking a third World War.