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Putin's Last Term: Taking the Long View

... now faces many problems, including how to transfer power, if at all. The West should prepare for change – or for no change. Vladimir Putin has dominated the Russian political scene since 1999. But he is now in what should be his final term as president.... ... and other problems that #Russia now faces, and what will he do when his term of office ends? The performance of the Russian economy in recent years has been mixed. Inflation has fallen, foreign reserves have risen and the ruble’s exchange rate is relatively ...


“Restored Sovereignty” as the Basis of National Pride

The construction of a “mobilization economy” will be a key test for the legitimization of power – will it be enough to have “great power” as a national idea? In his article “How to Survive in a Trench Warfare,” RIAC Director General Andrey Kortunov rightly points out that ...


Maybe Russia’s Economy Doesn’t Need Democracy

... other things hold back growth. Here is an edited version of our conversation: Mark Whitehouse: Almost 20 years ago, before Vladimir Putin came to power, you told me that authoritarian rule was inevitable in Russia. As you put it, “Democracy needs ... ... revolution — a systemic transformation with the collapse of state institutions. Never before had a completely centralized economy transformed into a market economy. The government had collapsed; it played no active role. In such chaotic periods, general ...


The ISIS Crisis and the faiblesse of global governance

... To boost his home front popularity he recently cancelled the big Mistral assault ship deal with Moscow (ostensibly linked to Obama’s Ukraine sanctions) and has made France a more active part of the U.S.-led alliance to rein in ISIS. President Vladimir Putin, regardless of his policies, is a nationalist and a strong leader. The global governance movement does not like that kind of leadership. Draw your own conclusions. Defense dollars spent on ISIS will not end the ongoing economic crisis ...


Obama's "Scare Force" Targets BRICS

... sanctions,” experts at the prestigious Brookings Institution have joined Washington’s effort to disrupt the Russian economy and punish nations who do business with it. Branded as the world’s most influential think tank with an endowment ... ... interactions between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry showed the willingness of presidents Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama to dialogue too. But complications involving anti-Assad Islamists supported by U.S. interests,...


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