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Russia’s challenge to the West

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In this episode, Angela Stent and Keir Giles, authors of “Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest” and “Moscow Rules: What Drives Russia to Confront the West,” examine the history of Russia’s national identity and how the U.S. fundamentally misunderstands Russia’s view of itself in conflict with the West.

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With thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo, Chris McKenna, Brennan Hoban, Fred Dews, Camilo Ramirez, and intern Quinn Lukas for additional support.

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