Garry Kasparov has been a vocal critic of Putin for over a decade even leading the pro-democracy opposition in the 2008 Presidential election. Yet years of seeing his Cassandra-like prophecies about Putin’s intentions fulfilled have left Kasparov with the realization of a darker truth: Putin’s Russia like ISIS or Al Qaeda defines itself in opposition to the free countries of the world. Kasparov now urges a forceful stand – diplomatic and economic – against him. For as long as the world’s powerful democracies continue to recognize and negotiate with Putin he can maintain credibility in his home country. Argued with the force of Kasparov’s world-class intelligence conviction and hopes for his home country Winter is Coming is an unmistakable call to action.