EXCLUSIVE—NATO Russia Expert: Why Putin Can Win

​Chris​ Donnelly served four NATO Secretary Generals as Special Adviser for Central and Eastern Europe. Author of Red Banner - The Soviet Military System in Peace and War, he now directs the UK's Institute for Statecraft, and before advising the highest level of NATO, was director of the Soviet Studies Centre at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Breitbart News asked him, "What does Putin want, and can he win?"
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EXCLUSIVE—NATO Russia Expert: Why Putin Can Win

​Chris​ Donnelly served four NATO Secretary Generals as Special Adviser for Central and Eastern Europe. Author of Red Banner - The Soviet Military System in Peace and War, he now directs the UK's Institute for Statecraft, and before advising the highest level of NATO, was director of the Soviet Studies Centre at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Breitbart News asked him, "What does Putin want, and can he win?" 23 Apr 2014, 5:16 PM PDT

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