The Weak Strongman

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Guest:

Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy and co-director of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. He is the author of many books on post-Soviet Russia. His new book is Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia published by Princeton University Press.

Music:

The Dead Kennedys, “Government Flu,” Plastic Surgery Disasters.