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McFate Discusses Putin’s Partial Mobilization of Russia in Newsweek Article

September 23, 2022


Sean McFate

Sean McFate

Vladimir Putin's announcement of his country's first partial mobilization since World War II has raised questions over whether the move will help his invasion of Ukraine or even lead to his downfall.

"I think it's an act of desperation," says Sean McFate, adjunct professor in the Maxwell-in-Washington program. "This is becoming his Vietnam or Soviet Afghanistan," he says. "The West is trying to make this into a quagmire to erode his political domestic edifice of power."

Read more in the Newsweek article "'Act of Desperation': Putin's Partial Mobilization of Russia Could Be His Undoing."

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