Putin Versus Xi

Following all-but-unopposed reelections this year, China’s Xi Jinping and Russia’s Vladimir Putin both appear to be settling in as presidents for life. But while they’ve been consolidating power at the same moment, their two countries face vastly different trajectories and futures. Join two experts with unique insights into each leader for a discussion about the rise of these two modern authoritarians and what makes them alike — and different.

Festival: 2018

Watch and Listen: World

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