As told by nine leading Russian scholars
The war in Ukraine, cheap oil, and international economic sanctions against Moscow are in the headlines, but they are far from the only dangers confronting Vladimir Putin’s Russia. What underlying issues threaten the Russian president’s hold on power? What are the regime’s strategies for dealing with them? How do they bode for Putin in 2018, when he will undoubtedly run for re-election?
In Leon Aron’s new edited volume, “Putin’s Russia: How It Rose, How It Is Maintained, and How It Might End,” nine of Russia’s finest independent experts analyze the political, economic, and social crises facing Russia today and how the Putin regime has responded. Please join us at AEI as the authors present their findings on the challenges that will ultimately decide the Putin regime’s fate in the years to come. Lunch will be served.
Panel IV: What’s next for Russian foreign policy, society, and economy?
Mikhail Dmitriev, New Economic Growth
Evgeny Gontmakher, Institute of World Economy and International Relations
Lev Gudkov, Levada Center
Sergei Guriev, Sciences Po
Boris Makarenko, Center for Political Technologies
Alexey Malashenko, Carnegie Centre
Dmitry Oreshkin, Mercator Analytical Group
Kirill Rogov, Gaidar Institute
Natalia Zubarevich, Moscow State University
Leon Aron, AEI
May 18, 2015: Duration: 01:51:00
Russian aggression in 2014 caught U.S. policy and strategy off guard, forcing reactive measures and reevaluation of U.S. policies towards Russia. Russia used nonlinear approaches and operated just beneath traditional thresholds of conflict to take full advantage of U.S. and NATO policy limitations. In light of this strategic problem, members of the Carlisle Scholars Program at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) conducted a wargame which revealed four key considerations for future policy and strategy. This panel presentation will present the findings from that wargame. The views presented by the panelist are their own and should not be implied to be those of their sponsoring service, the U.S. Army or the U.S. Army War College.
Panel discussion by:
COL Gert-Jan Kooij
Royal Netherlands Army
LTC Karen L.T. Briggman
U.S. ArmyLTC Joseph E. Hilbert, Jr
U.S. ArmyLt Col Christopher T. Lay
U.S. Air ForceDr. James C. McNaughton
Department of the Army Civilian
Director and Senior Fellow
CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program