From Mythology to Reality on Russia


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By powervertical, The Charles T. McDowell Center for Global Studies, and Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
The debate over Russia policy in the West is, unfortunately, not always grounded in reality. All too often, it is instead based on myths and misconceptions that have been spread by disinformation campaigns and perpetuated by whataboutism. As a result, Western policy toward Russia is often driven by wishful thinking on the part of many well-meaning politicians and policymakers. On this week's Power Vertical Podcast, host Brian Whitmore speaks with James Nixey and Keir Giles of Chatham House, two of the authors of an important new report: "Myths and misconceptions in the debate on Russia, how they affect policy, and what can be done." Enjoy...

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