Putin and geopolitical catastrophe
What do Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have in common?
"They're very different characters, but a similar rule applies, which is when somebody tells you who they are, you should listen," New York Times journalist Peter Baker tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World, for the first time in front of a life studio audience. Baker co-authored a book on Putin with The New Yorker staff writer Susan Glasser, and the pair now have a new book out about the Trump presidency.
One thing that bothers Glasser when people talk about Putin is whether or not he'll accept an off-ramp to deescalate from the West. He won't.
Amid growing concerns that Putin might use nuclear weapons in Ukraine, she believes that Russia's president is all bluster. But what if he's not? You always need to take him seriously.