The Kremlin Playbook and the Economics of Populism
Twenty years this year an unknown KGB officer, Vladimir Putin came to power in Russia. He has changed the world by putting Russia and later the world on a collision course with American liberal democracy, creating an alternative form of government and critically, a different form of capitalism, not market capitalism, but state capitalism.
This alternative has swept the globe from India to Brazil, Poland to Turkey. It has also bred populism and reactionary strong men in Europe, America and Africa, stunning the liberal consensus and shaking the post-war Western order to its core. But what underpins it economically and where will this all end? Join our brilliant panel as we dissect the Kremlin Playbook.