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The Code of Putinism: Book Launch Event

August 1, 2018 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT
What is Vladimir Putin up to? In the new book The Code of Putinism, Brian Taylor argues that we can only understand Putin’s Russia if we understand the set of ideas, emotions, and habits that influence how Team Putin views the world.  Key features of Russian politics today--such as increasing authoritarianism, Putin's reliance on a small group of loyal friends and associates, state domination of the economy, and an assertive foreign policy--are traced to the worldview and mindset of Putin and his close associates. The Code of Putinism also shows how Putin's choices, guided by this mindset, have led to a Russia that is misruled at home and punching above its weight abroad.

This event was made possible through generous support from CSIS.

Jeffrey Mankoff
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program
Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Maxwell School, Syracuse University