Aaron Schwartzbaum
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Governing Russia
After the Crimean Consensus

Russia’s “managed democracy” is still far from competitive, but it’s experiencing increased political friction as stakeholders demand more concessions from the Kremlin.

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Putin 4.0
Hard to Be a God

Putin’s growing involvement in mortal affairs is weighing on his popularity.

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Russian Economy Blues
Putin’s Pension Headache

For the Russian President and his team, social security reform is no walk in the park.

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