Russian President Vladimir Putin’s reign has been defined by constant conflict. From Chechnya to Ukraine and many other wars in between, Putin’s Russia has constantly been pushing at its borders and sending troops abroad. How have those wars shaped Russia and the world? And what does it all have to do with Ukraine?
That’s the subject of the new book Putin’s Wars. Its author is here with us today. Its friend of the show: Mark Galeotti. Galeotti is a public policy fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. He’s also the host of the excellent In Moscow’s Shadows podcast.
Click here to buy Mark's book, Putin's Wars: From Chechnya to Ukraine.
image: Putin with Russia's long-serving minister of defense, Army General Sergey Shoygu, in the Eastern Military District, 2013. Kremlin photo.