July 2, 2019 | By Lionel Barber, Ivo H. Daalder, Brian Hanson

Deep Dish: Lionel Barber on Interviewing Putin about Risk and Power

In a recent 90-minute interview with the Financial Times, President Vladimir Putin detailed his thoughts not only about Russia, but also about the United States, China, Europe, and the Middle East. Topics ranged from warfare in Syria to the fate of liberalism in the West. Financial Times editor Lionel Barber, who conducted the interview, joins Council President Ivo Daalder and Deep Dish host Brian Hanson to discuss what the Russian president revealed about his worldview.

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