Strongman Rulers: What’s the Fate of China and Russia?

Chinese president Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin have attained nearly unchecked power in their countries and increasingly seek to project their countries’ power abroad. Should the United States fear the rise of Xi and Putin? How should the leaders of Western democracies interact with these men?

Festival: 2015

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