What are the latest developments in Russia with the Putin regime? How have recent protests surrounding the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny affected it? What is the nature of Putin’s power and why have his tactics so often been effective? To discuss, Bill Kristol is joined again by former world chess champion and human rights activist Garry Kasparov. According to Kasparov, the recent protests have demonstrated deep dissatisfaction in Russia with the Putin regime and the depth of its corruption. However, Kasparov notes that Putin has proven stubbornly effective at maintaining power and may yet weather this and other challenges he faces. In response to Putin’s authoritarianism, Kasparov calls for America and the leaders of the West to develop a coherent strategy for countering Putin’s aggression and for defending the principles of liberty, democracy, and free markets that have been the source of our strength.

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  1. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    A conservation between two guys who believed all the Russian and Ukrainian conspiracies slandering Republican President of the United States Donald Trump?

    I wouldn’t want Ricochet to turn into a crank website.

    Let me know when Bill interviews Louise Mensch, Max Boot, and the children harmed by the Lincoln Project.

    Shouldn’t (U.S. military) service chiefs order that Fox News not be played on TVs in common spaces on bases? …  Needless to say, none of the directors of Fox News, I believe, served in the military.” — Bill Kristol, former Fox News contributor, March 10, 2021

    Uh, you didn’t serve in the military either Bill.

    I think only 2 of the 7 directors of Fox News were born in the United States, anti-Trump Paul Ryan and perhaps one other person.  It’s like the United Nations — Australia, United Kingdom, France, Ireland, Lebanon.

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  2. kedavis Member
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    Bill Kristol?  Is he still around?

    And, is he still on Ricochet?

    So sad.

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  3. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    I stopped listening to Kristol when he started to channel his inner socialism

    Why is anyone who pushed Russia Collusion listened to?

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  4. kedavis Member
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    I stopped listening to Kristol when he started to channel his inner socialism

    Why is anyone who pushed Russia Collusion listened to?

    I’d heard that his contract with Ricochet was expiring, but apparently it hasn’t happened yet.

    Can’t happen soon enough, as far as I’m concerned.

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