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Don’t underestimate Russia’s capabilities, influence on the global stage, says Stanford scholar

While some may think Russian President Vladimir Putin has played a “weak hand” in the card game of global politics, it’s important to remember that a weak hand in poker can be a strong hand in bridge, says Stanford scholar Kathryn Stoner.
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While some may think Russian President Vladimir Putin has played a “weak hand” in the card game of global politics, it’s important to remember that a weak hand in poker can be a strong hand in bridge, says Stanford scholar Kathryn Stoner.

“It is a mistake to assume that power in international politics is one dimensional,” said Stoner, the deputy director at the Freeman Spogli Institute for an International Studies (FSI), in an interview with Stanford News Service.

Here, in the second of a two-part interview, Stoner discusses how Putin accelerated the country’s capabilities to disrupt the global order.

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