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GARRY KASPAROV V. STEPHEN COHEN ON NPR | OCTOBER 24, 2016

10.25.2016

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Russian chess champion and political activist Garry Kasparov on Putin, Trump, and the deepening US-Russia rift.

Grandmaster chess legend Garry Kasparov, left, competes against Grandmaster and 2016 Sinquefield Cup Champion Wesley So, right, during the Sinquefield Cup Chess Tournament’s Ultimate Moves exhibition match. (Nick Schnelle/AP)
Grandmaster chess legend Garry Kasparov, left, competes against Grandmaster and 2016 Sinquefield Cup Champion Wesley So, right, during the Sinquefield Cup Chess Tournament’s Ultimate Moves exhibition match. (Nick Schnelle/AP)
The United States and Russia are ratcheting up fast on the tensions front. Washington accuses Moscow of intervening in the country’s fundamental exercise of democracy, the presidential election. Threatens retaliation. In Russia, they’re doing nuclear war drills. Then there’s Syria, Ukraine, the Baltics, arms agreements fraying. Russian chess master turned political activist Garry Kasparov is watching. He says get tough with Russia. thers say, slow down. This hour On Point, Garry Kasparov and the new Cold War. — Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Garry Kasparov, Russian pro-democracy leader and human rights activist. Former world chess champion. Author of the book, “Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped,” soon to be available in paperback. (@Kasparov63)

Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian Studies at New York University and Princeton University. Author of the book, “Soviet Fates and Lost Alternatives.”

 

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