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Putin, Trump, and the Pandemic


As COVID-19 continues to claim lives and roil markets, it is also transforming political fortunes—not least those of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Both have faced blistering criticism for their oversight—or lack thereof—of the pandemic response in their countries. Both have doubled down on longstanding habits of deflection and delegation that are ill-suited for coping with a global pandemic. And both might discover that the coronavirus crisis will affect their ability to stay in power.Putin’s Best Laid PlansApril 22 was supposed to be a big day for Putin. It was today that Russians were supposed to have voted for a …read more

Source:: The American Interest

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