‘Fearful’ and ‘encircled’ – Putin is ‘no longer a tsar’

National Endowment for Democracy LogoDemocracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Historians and political scientists have long debated the respective importance of individuals and impersonal forces, agency and structure, volition and determinism in shaping world affairs. Democracy Lab’s Christian Caryl argues that, from Russia to Burma, personalities are more important than ever. It’s certainly true in the former, where Kremlin politics are taking on the characteristics of Vladimir Putin’s personal psychic foibles writ large

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‘Fearful’ and ‘encircled’ – Putin is ‘no longer a tsar’

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