The Lawfare Podcast: Julia Ioffe on What Putin Really Wants and Fears

By Vanessa Sauter
Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 5:00 PM

Behind the legend of Vladimir Putin, which America’s obsession with Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections has only bolstered, hides a complex political landscape, history and—of course—president. To dispel the myth behind Russia’s president and explore the man underneath the facade, Russia expert and staff writer for The Atlantic Julia Ioffe recently published an essay titled “What Putin Really Wants.” Last week, Ioffe joined guest host Alina Polyakova to discuss her piece on Putin and what young Russians actually think about America’s fixation on their country.