US Intel Officer Explains Why Putin is So Hard to Understand

“Wily, masked, determined and manipulative.”

That’s how Angela Stent, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia, and author of Putin’s World:  Russia Against the West and with the Rest, sums up Vladimir Putin.

He could hold his own at the World Series of Poker.

“You look at his face and he rarely betrays any emotion,” Stent tells Jeanne Meserve in this week’s edition of the SpyTalk podcast. “It’s very hard to figure out what he’s feeling.”

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Martin P Kunstmann
Martin P Kunstmann
9 months ago

Has it occurred to anyone that Putin may be giving China a break by diverting the focus to himself. From what I read, China is in trouble and at their recent meetings, may have devised a plan with Putin to divert attention from China so that they can try to clean up their problems.