Timothy Frye Publishes OpEd in the Washington Post

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Harriman Institute's former director, Timothy M. Frye, published an opinion piece in the Washington Post. The article, entitled "Putin touts Russia as a great power. But he’s made it a weak one," discusses Putin's role in the weakening of Russia's international and geopolitical stance. 

"Former U.S. secretary of state Madeleine Albright expressed a common view in a recent interview: Putin, she said, 'is playing a weak hand very well internationally.' Yet that analysis betrays a fundamental flaw. Power in global politics is not dealt from a deck of cards but is a function of state policy. Putin has now been leading his country for almost 20 years. If anyone has made Russia’s hand weak, it’s him."