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The New Cold War: Risk, Sanctions, Compliance


Sep 14, 2022

On this week’s episode of “The New Cold War: Risk, Sanctions, Compliance,” Stroock Partner Tom Firestone talks to Kenneth Dekleva, M.D., who is an expert on psychological profiling of world leaders, a former senior U.S. Government physician-diplomat, currently Senior Fellow at the George H.W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations, and the author of the novel The Negotiator’s Cross.

Tom and Dr. Dekleva discuss these and other topics:

  • Psychological profiles of Putin, Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un  
  • Was Putin’s decision to invade Ukraine “rational”?  
  • Is Putin likely to use nuclear weapons if he fears defeat in Ukraine?
  • What psychological factors explain the Russian popular support for the war
  • What psychology can teach business leaders about crisis management