Author profile: Björn Alexander Düben

Björn Alexander Düben is an assistant professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Jilin University. He previously taught Security Studies, Diplomacy and Intelligence Studies at King’s College London (Department of War Studies), and at the London School of Economics and Political Science (Department of International Relations). He holds a PhD in International Relations from LSE and an MPhil in International Relations from the University of Oxford. His research has been published by Reuters, The National Interest, The Diplomat, and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), among others.

For Putin, Confrontation with the West Is About More than Just Geopolitics

Björn Alexander Düben • Sep 13 2018 • Articles

The confrontation with the West and the cultivation of a siege mentality at home has been the most effective means left at Putin’s disposal for consolidating his power.


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