Putin’s History of Engineering Conflict

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With David Satter

DAVID SATTER, Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, author of The Less You Know, The Better You Sleep: Russia’s Road to Terror and Dictatorship under Yeltsin and Putin:

  • How Yeltsin used the FSB to stay in power despite his unpopularity
  • Putin’s engineered conflict in Chechnya

(PART TWO):

  • Russian apartment bombings in 1999
  • How the FSB was caught
  • Russian Duma speaker’s misstatement

(PART THREE):

  • The fate of those who attempted to truly investigate the bombings
  • How the children and grandchildren of the investigators could use the 9/11 Victims Bill

(PART FOUR):

  • Why accountability for Putin’s conduct in the late 1990s is important
  • Were the Beslan school and Moscow theater episodes also engineered by the Kremlin?

(PART FIVE):

  • Is Moscow after oil reserves in the Black Sea?
  • The Kremlin’s nuclear build-up and rhetoric
  • What is the driving ideology of Vladimir Putin’s regime?