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Can Putin weather COVID?

This is not the 2020 that Vladimir Putin had in mind.

As the year started, Russia's president was crafting plans for changes to the constitution that would permit him to stay in power for (at least) another 16 years. A rubber stamp public referendum was to be held in April. Then, in May, he was to welcome foreign leaders to Moscow for a grand celebration (parades, concerts, fireworks, and a reviewing stand atop Lenin's Mausoleum) marking the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union's triumph over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.

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WATCH: Can They Say It?

It's the latest PUPPET REGIME game show! Watch Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin, and Elizabeth Warren compete to see whose statements are blessed by the Facebook advertising algorithm.

Is Prime Minister Modi weakened by ongoing social protests?

Ian Bremmer joins us from Mumbai to provide his analysis on the news of the day in global politics:

Is Prime Minister Modi weakened by ongoing social protests?

Absolutely is. They're losing states, the BJP. You know, I mean it is absolutely true that there is strong anti-Muslim sentiment here. But there are also a lot of people among Hindus and in the opposition parties that see an opportunity to rebuild as a consequence. And with the economy doing worse, both those things are hurting him.

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60 Days

Trump seems to be putting himself above the law these days — maybe he’s taken up Putin’s sixty-day challenge after all?

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