Indiana University South Bend
In his initial years in power Russian President Vladimir Putin sought to tap into people’s nostalgia, presenting himself as a Soviet-style leader.
The motivations and interests of leaders and their revered advisors and experts do not often coincide with those of the country or society.
Historian Dmitry Shlapentokh of Indiana University South Bend outlines the reasons why the US might be falling behind in the high-tech race.
Moscow’s actions bear striking similarities to the failed American missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.