What Putin and Russia want

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Pavel Baev, nonresident senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe, addresses the character and ambitions of  President Vladimir Putin and discusses what policies to pursue in managing the challenging U.S.-Russia relationship.

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds, fellow in Governance Studies, provides her regular “What’s Happening in Congress” update. This week: special elections in Kansas and Georgia and avoiding government shutdown.

Show Notes:

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo and producer Vanessa Sauter, and also thanks for additional support from Eric Abalahin, Jessica Pavone, Nawal Atallah, Kelly Russo, and Rebecca Viser.

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