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Winter is Coming: Garry Kasparov on Putin's Grand Strategy

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov joined the Council the discuss whether Vladimir Putin can maintain his grip on power.
Garry Kasparov
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The growing rift between Russia and the West represents a conflict between modernity and the past, according to Garry Kasparov. For over a decade Kasparov has been an outspoken opponent of Vladimir Putin’s growing authoritarianism, but he has also been equally critical of the US and its allies for their unwillingness to confront Moscow. Today, with domestic opposition cowed, nationalism resurgent, and with a renewed military assertiveness, Kasparov believes that Putin’s Russia poses a threat to Western interests and democratic values that can no longer be ignored. How long can Putin maintain his grip on power? And can the West confront Russia without conflict? Join The Chicago Council and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov to discuss Putin’s grand strategy.

About the Speakers
Garry Kasparov
Writer, Activist, and Former World Chess Champion
Garry Kasparov in 2015
Garry Kasparov is a Russian pro-democracy leader, global human-rights activist, author, and former world chess champion. In 2005, he retired from professional chess to lead the opposition against Vladimir Putin, and ran for the presidency of Russia in 2008.
Garry Kasparov in 2015