The following video is brought to you courtesy of the The Economist YouTube Channel. Click the video below to watch it now.
Alexei Navalny’s hunger strike has prompted widespread international support. Vladimir Putin has warned that any country meddling in Russia’s affairs will “regret their actions”. How should the West respond to a tyrant like Putin?
00:00 – What’s happening in Russia?
00:54 – What does Navalny represent for Russia?
01:36 – How should America respond?
03:08 – Do sanctions work?
05:30 – Why were troops sent to the Ukranian border?
07:20 – What if Russia tries to annex more of Ukraine?
Sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date: https://econ.st/3dKfK7B
Read more of our coverage on Europe: https://econ.st/3njAxSA
Why Alexei Navalny is still Putin’s nemesis: https://econ.st/3ndpavn
Read the open letter published in The Economist demanding medical care for Alexei Navalny: https://econ.st/3neaITE
Thousands of Russians protest against Alexei Navalny’s imprisonment: https://econ.st/3dIP7zI
The Kremlin’s criticism of Alexei Navalny is making him more popular: https://econ.st/3nfi49E
How Russia’s regime is weakened by putting Alexei Navalny in jail: https://econ.st/3ncM0TX
Why is tension rising in Ukraine? https://econ.st/3gwWn3x
Listen to an episode of “The Intelligence” podcast about Russian troops on the Ukrainian border: https://econ.st/32Ri8Dj
Russia faces blowback over its intelligence agents’ actions across Europe: https://econ.st/3dJpvmu
How the Kremlin outwitted Amnesty International: https://econ.st/3sLnEBC
What does Russia’s departure from the Open Skies treaty mean for arms control? https://econ.st/3tMkajU
How Putin and Erdogan have formed a brotherhood of hard power: https://econ.st/3ngLNyN”