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How Long Is Putin Planning to Stay in Power in Russia?

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In this episode of #AskIvo, Council President Ivo Daalder looks at why Putin's move to extend his political power should have caught no one by surprise.
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Last week, President Vladimir Putin announced sweeping plans for a constitutional overhaul in Russia. Widely viewed as a means to extend his political power after his current presidential term ends in 2024, the changes are now rocketing toward passage in Russia’s parliament. In this week’s episode of #AskIvo, Council President Ivo Daalder looks at why this move should have caught no one by surprise. 

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President, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013 prior to becoming President of the Council. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
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