In Moscow's Shadows

In Moscow's Shadows 36: Good News/Bad News: The Geneva Summit and Coronavirus on the Rise

June 18, 2021 Mark Galeotti Episode 36
In Moscow's Shadows
In Moscow's Shadows 36: Good News/Bad News: The Geneva Summit and Coronavirus on the Rise
Show Notes

The Geneva Summit: frankly, as good as one could expect, with Biden offering a shrewd carrot and stick - Russia can feel itself more like a great power, if it plays more by the rules. No step-change breakthrough, but a decent start.

Worse news about the spread of COVID-19 in Russia, and again Putin and the government has gone AWOL, forcing Moscow mayor Sobyanin to take the lead. Why does this happen?

The Baunov article I mentioned is here; you can also read something I wrote about the importance of emotions in handling Putin (I should take full credit for everything that went well in Geneva...) here and an encouraged after-action report by Anna Arutunyan here.

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