Putin’s Ambitions for the War Against ISIS

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Media Outlet: The New Yorker

On Tuesday, Vladimir Putin admitted what had been known to Western intelligence services (and, surely, Russian ones, too) for some time: a bomb, likely planted by terrorists with connections to ISIS, brought down a passenger plane flying from Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to St. Petersburg, Russia, on October 31st, killing all two hundred and twenty-four people on board.

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Joshua Yaffa is a New America fellow, reporting and writing on how Putin has sought to redefine the pillars of his rule and legitimacy, and what this new age of Putinism means for everyday Russians and Western governments.