“Looking to the Future When Dealing with Putin Only Leads to Self-Deception”
TAI recently sat down with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the outspoken former head of Yukos who was jailed for ten years by Vladimir Putin. We asked the Kremlin’s leading critic in exile about his views on the current Russian regime, Donald Trump, the rise of global populism, the thorny question of Crimea, and his political ambitions.
The Rosneft Sale and Putin’s Retirement Plan
The sale of 19.5 percent of the Russian oil company to an oil trader and a Qatari sovereign wealth fund provides plenty of avenues for Russia’s President to personally handsomely profit.
The King’s Speech
With the incoming Trump Administration talking about cooperating with Russia, it was no surprise that Putin would take a more conciliatory tone towards the West.