The Problem of Vladimir Putin

Bandy X. Lee
2 min readMar 28, 2022

By Bandy X. Lee

Allowing mentally fragile individuals into power positions — to which these individuals gravitate precisely for their mental fragility — is the cause of nearly all wars, famine, societal disruption, and our current existential crises. It is important to warn against these individuals when they reach high levels of power, as I and my colleagues have tried to do five years ago with The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President. However, more important is to understand how and why they reach positions of power in…

Bandy X. Lee

Forensic psychiatrist, violence expert, president of the World Mental Health Coalition (, and editor of "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.”