VIDEO: Vladimir Putin as a Russian nesting doll

Who is Russian President Vladimir Putin? What motivates him? In the expanded edition of their important book, “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin,” authors Fiona Hill and Clifford Gaddy—both Brookings senior fellows—dispel potentially dangerous misconceptions about Putin and offer a clear-eyed look at his objectives. They present Putin as a reflection of deeply ingrained Russian ways of thinking as well as his unique personal background and experience. Watch the video below for a brief introduction.

Learn more about “Mr. Putin” here.