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Russian President Vladimir Putin reacts during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow.

In the last month, Ukraine has pulled off a successful counteroffensive in the east of the country, dealing Russian President Vladimir Putin a serious blow. Moscow has responded with bombing campaigns and the threat of much worse to come. But how long can Putin keep this up? What will he do if he feels he has lost the war everyone believed he’d easily win? 

Join FP’s Ravi Agrawal in conversation with Andrea Kendall-Taylor, a former CIA analyst and intelligence officer focused on Russia.

Former CIA analyst and intelligence officer Andrea Kendall-Taylor on how Russian President Vladimir Putin is changing the narrative about the Ukraine war inside Russia.

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, the director of the Transatlantic Security Program at CNAS, on the hard-liners inside Russia influencing Putin’s decision-making process.

Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS)

Andrea Kendall-Taylor is a senior fellow and the director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Prior to joining CNAS, Kendall-Taylor served for eight years as a senior U.S. intelligence officer focused on Russia and Eurasia. 

 

Ravi Agrawal

Editor in chief, Foreign Policy

Ravi Agrawal is the editor in chief of Foreign Policy, a role he assumed in November 2020 after two years as the magazine’s managing editor. Before joining FP, Agrawal worked at CNN for more than a decade in full-time roles spanning three continents, including as the network’s New Delhi bureau chief and correspondent. Agrawal has shared a Peabody Award and three Emmy nominations for his work as a TV producer, and his writing for FP was part of a series nominated for a 2020 National Magazine Award for columns and commentary. Agrawal is the author of India Connected: How the Smartphone Is Transforming the World’s Largest Democracy. He is a graduate of Harvard University. Agrawal hosts FP’s Global Reboot podcast and is a frequent commentator on world affairs on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and the BBC.

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