Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM
The growing rift between Russia and the West represents a conflict between modernity and the past, according to Garry Kasparov. For over a decade Kasparov has been an outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin’s growing authoritarianism, but he has also been equally critical of the United States and its allies for their unwillingness to confront Moscow. Today, with domestic opposition cowed, nationalism resurgent, and with a renewed military assertiveness, Kasparov believes that Putin’s Russia poses a threat to Western interests and democratic values that can no longer be ignored.
What is the current state of the anti-Putin opposition? How long can Putin maintain his grip on power? And can the West confront Russia without conflict?
Kasparov will be in conversation with Robert G. Kaiser.
Garry Kasparov is the chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, a senior visiting fellow at the Oxford Martin School, and a former world chess champion. He has been a contributing editor at The Wall Street Journal since 1991 and is the author of Winter is Coming.
Robert G. Kaiser retired from The Washington Post in early 2014 after more than 50 years at the paper. During that time he served as managing editor, associate editor, and senior correspondent. His books include Cold Winter, Cold War and Why Gorbachev Happened.