Is it morally defensible to single Russian president, Vladimir Putin, out as a dictator? The popular impression that he is a dictator has been used to legitimize a dangerously adversarial policy towards what a U.S. Army general described as “the only country on earth…that could “destroy the United States.” I argue that this perception is in some ways misleading, and has contributed to escalating tensions with Russia, which is both unnecessary and harmful both to Russia and the U.S.
"Is “This Guy” a Dictator? On the Morality of Evaluating Russian Democracy under Vladimir Putin,"
Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective: Vol. 12
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jgi/vol12/iss1/10