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'Naming and shaming': How best to tackle Putin's leadership psychology

Russia's descent into repression under Putin reached a tipping point with his decision to invade Ukraine. During this, he has threatened any country trying to intervene with harsh consequences

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Magnus Linden, George R. Wilkes | The Conversation
Russia’s descent into repression under Vladimir Putin reached a tipping point with his decision to invade Ukraine. During this full-scale, unlawful military invasion, he has threatened any country trying to intervene with harsh consequences, which some worry may involve nuclear weapons.
Some have suggested Putin’s thinking is entirely rational – the product of a calculated, harsh realism about global politics, or an attempt to gain domestic strength. Others believe the moves are desperate, wild and overreaching – evidence of deep, psychological flaws.
But what exactly is the psychology behind Putin’s leadership, and what

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 10:25 AM IST

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