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A Conversation With Garry Kasparov | Weekly Standard | Feb 29th, 2016

The latest Conversations With Bill Kristol features chess master and human rights activist Garry Kasparov:

“Kasparov reflects on his upbringing in Soviet Russia and his journey from questioning whether communism could be reformed toward the conviction that the Soviet Union had to go. Kasparov also recalls his epic series of chess matches against Anatoly Karpov and why chess was important to the politics of the Soviet Union. Finally, Kasparov and Kristol discuss the decline and fall of the U.S.S.R. and the roles of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Boris Yeltsin,” writes the Foundation for Constitutional Government, the sponsor of the series.

Kasparov on TheBlaze NY with Buck Sexton

February 16th, 2016

Garry’s appearance on Blaze TV with Buck Sexton. Discussion touched upon Putin’s agenda in Syria, US foreign policy in the Middle East and general trends of Russia’s involvement in Europe and the world.

Garry Kasparov on Putin, US Foreign Policy and US Presidential Elections | @Cavuto Feb 16th, 2016

by Matthew Kazin | Published February 16, 2016

During an interview on FOX Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov compared politics today to the classic, strategic game.

“In chess you know exactly what your opponent has,” Kasparov said. “It’s a 100% transparent game. You don’t know about his or her thoughts, but you know exactly what kind of resources can be used against you.”

Kasparov said he isn’t sure which GOP candidate he thinks could best deal with Vladimir Putin.

“Unfortunately, in these current elections-looking at both sides- I have to use a default option,” he said. “I hear so many statements that, in my view, are counter-productive… you cannot have America first unless you have a global vision.”

When asked by Neil Cavuto who he believes would be the least-offensive candidates, Kasparov said: “Marco Rubio for foreign policy and John Kasich.”

Kasparov also had something to say about Donald Trump.

“He’s Putin’s fan. America needs a president who believes in something… Trump’s instinct is to make a deal; that’s what Putin needs.”

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