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 opponent of Vladimir Putin’s growing authoritarianism, but he has also been equally critical of the US 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. How long can Putin maintain his grip on power? And can the West confront Russia without conflict? Join The Chicago Council and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov to discuss Putin’s grand strategy.
Garry Kasparov’s new book, Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must be Stopped will be available for purchase and signing after the program.