The Geopolitical Nihilist

In the American Interest, AHS speaker Jakub Grygiel explains why Putin's Russia may be able to wreck the geopolitical status quo, but it doesn’t have the power to replace it:

"Putin is thus feared to be a shrewd competitor willing to use all forms of Russian power—from nuclear innuendo to a superiority in conventional forces to relentless information warfare—in order to build methodically a new regional order. In other words, he may be a geopolitical master. But there is another possibility."