Vladimir Putin's anti-West strategy may be playing well at home in Russia, in the short run. But is this a form of political myopia? Putin's increasing isolation in the global community, ongoing economic sanctions against his cronies over Russian military interventions in Ukraine, the recent decline of the ruble and the risk of future loss of investment: all of these spell greater trouble for Putin's rule in the longer run. At the 2014 Brisbane G20 Leaders Summit, CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani explains why.

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