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Podcast: Asymmetrical Warfare

In many ways, anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny's struggle with the Kremlin has the hallmarks of a classic asymmetrical struggle.
In many ways, anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny's struggle with the Kremlin has the hallmarks of a classic asymmetrical struggle.
One side has the full weight of the Russian state at its disposal -- from politicized courts and law enforcement to broadcast media ready to smear its opponents.
The other has a charismatic leader with a devoted following of new media-savvy supporters who are in tune with the emerging zeitgeist and adept at seizing control of the narrative.
In many ways, anticorruption blogger Aleksei Navalny's struggle with the Kremlin has the hallmarks of a classic asymmetrical struggle.
In this week's edition of "The Power Vertical Podcast," I discussed Navalny's war with the Kremlin and its political implications with co-host and NYU professor Mark Galeotti, an expert on Russia's security services and author of the blog "In Moscow's Shadows."
Will the authorities succeed in silencing Navalny? Or will they only succeed in boosting his stature?

Power Vertical Podcast: Asymmetrical Warfare
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
April 05, 2013 22:45
"Asymmetrical"? What a misguiding wordings used on RFE!
The friendly meeting of Georgians, Azerbaijanis and Turks
RFE named "Pact"! Like pacts of Russia, Prussia and Brits
Betray-divide Europe and sunk it in blood - lying "zhuks"?
"Asymmetry" of what - the Tyranny and critics it smash?

In Response

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
April 06, 2013 10:02
Konstantin, I am just curious: does the word "assymetry" originally come from the Georgian language :-))??

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
April 06, 2013 10:01
You, guys, waste so much time promoting this cripple Navalny, it's even charming :-))). Look, this kind of "individuals" can maybe have success somewhere in Detroit or another bankrupt US city, but in Russia (or here in the EU) people are just too conservative to espouse someone as desequilibrado as this guy :-)).
And again, it's just a pity that you so sistematically continue blocking all the postings concerning the current crisis on the Korean Peninsula, as long as what is happening there says tons about numerous failures of the US foreign policy over the last 20 years.
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by: Konstantin from: Los Angeles
April 08, 2013 04:13
Its all the same, Eugenio, "failures of the US", instigated,
By Russian proxies and other "1954" pact's conspirators,
Imperial resurrections lure USA act as "Russia infuriated"
With unfinished business. However, why North Koreans?
Is Russia testing depleting USA resources, outstretching?

Another versus of declaring war on Napoleon, by Russia,
Running back - till French would be frozen to "parashas"?
Only this time they smarter, let's burn instead of Moscow
World from Kabul through both Koreas, China and Tokyo,
Letting to believe "Third World" that USA cowards "sosut".

I think North Korea and US must both negotiate in peace,
If they don't want be used by "Imperial resurrectors" pact,
That might have, as alterrior versus, "Maltusiastic" obese
For "Far East", as empires of the "pact" grabbing and act,
Dividing the world, including the USA and Japan's wealth.

by: Eugenio from: Vienna
April 10, 2013 17:23
VIDEO: Life & Death of Boris Berezovsky (RT Documentary) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoapdnFBu7o&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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