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Linda Wetzel
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Linda Wetzel is a former CIA analyst, adjunct professor, and Director of Executive Education with CRS

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Putin's Sochi Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 1:12 PM

Russian President Putin's "iron ring" of security around Sochi for the Winter Olympic Games will undoubtedly prove successful in preventing a major terrorist attack at the Games, but soft targets in Sochi and surrounding areas will remain vulnerable -- a threat he can do little about. Putin of course recognizes...

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Russia, Gays, Vodka and Foreign Policy

(3) Comments | Posted August 26, 2013 | 12:47 PM

President Putin is masterful at intermingling nationalism and patriotism with domestic and foreign policy. He seems to have perfected his art with the passage of the recent anti-gay laws in Russia, prompting outrageous attacks on gay Russians. Gays all over the world have expressed their outrage at the treatment of...

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