To Understand Putin, You First Need to Get Inside Aleksandr Dugin's Head

For Aleksandr Dugin, the most influential thinker in Russia, the war in Ukraine is a historic moment that will usher in a new world order

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Amit Varshizky
Amit Varshizky

Intelligence and espionage agencies around the world, leaders of states, diplomats, political commentators and journalists are all trying to fathom Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intentions and to understand the aim of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. But anyone who truly wants to get a handle on Putin’s worldview and the geopolitical vision that underlies his political and military moves in recent years, including the Ukraine campaign, would do best to listen to the words of one person: Aleksandr Dugin.

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