Project: Russia and Eurasia Programme, Promise and Realism in Relations With Russia, Russia’s Domestic Politics06 January 2016The failure of Russia’s experiment with sovereign globalization encourages pessimism about Russia’s prospects but optimism about globalization.
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Author: Nigel Gould-Davies, Lecturer and Programme Coordinator in International Relations, Mahidol University International CollegeTwo major goals have driven Vladimir Putin’s presidency: a controlling state and a prosperous economy. His central dilemma has been to manage the tension between those objectives. He has had to consider how Russia could reap prosperity through globalization while maintaining domestic control and great-power …read more
Source: Chatham House