Off The Cuff with Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland

Off The Cuff with Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland

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In an exclusive interview with ThePrint's Editor-In-Chief Shekhar Gupta, former Prime Minister of Finland and Professor & Director European University Institute, Alexander Stubb talks about the war in Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, India’s position, changing world order and more.
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00:00 – The Print OTC with Alexander Stubb
01:00 – Who is Alexander Stubb
03:00 – How do we over-rationalize the past?
04:15 – How do we overdramatize the present?
05:05 – This war is about the world order & its future
05:58 – Russia has never dealt with its past
07:00 – A changing world order
09:30 – India’s importance in a changing world order?
11:00 – 2008 war in Georgia
12:38 – Finnish perceptions of Russian strategy
14:01 – What does Putin want?
15:35 – Lineages of Russia’s history & cultural narratives
16:43 – Curse of Russia’s vast natural resources
17:36 – Ghosts of past dictators
18:07 – Easier to live in a world of ideology than identity
19:04 – How is Finland ranked 1 on happiness index?
20:33 – Unpacking Finland’s military prowess
23:00 – What is Finlandisation?
25:11 – Assessing Ukraine’s resistance
26:57 – Unpacking India’s position
31:43 – Finland will join NATO
33:58 – Balancing act for India
34:28 – Emerging world order could have 3 poles
35:58 – China’s 3 nuclear-powered vassal states
38:22 – Liberal democracies need to see the new reality
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