How Authoritarians Consolidate Power

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks about the recent takeover by Moscow of Crimea from Ukraine.

Susan Glasser, chief international affairs columnist at POLITICO and host of the The Global Politico podcast, discusses President Donald Trump’s foreign policy approach towards Russia as informed by her time as a Moscow bureau chief for The Washington Post and how authoritarian governments begin consolidating power by limited access to unbiased press. 

"Just because what we do is under attack doesn’t mean you throw up your hands," said Glasser. "It becomes even more important for us journalists to reject this notion of being the 'opposition.'"