As opposed to many journalists, economists are evenly split as to whether sanctions on Russia will be lifted soon. Despite the President-elect’s campaign rhetoric on Russia, there’s reason to be skeptical that the sanctions’ end is nigh.
TAI recently sat down with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the outspoken former head of Yukos who was jailed for ten years by Vladimir Putin. We asked the Kremlin’s leading critic in exile about his views on the current Russian regime, Donald Trump, the rise of global populism, the thorny question of Crimea, and his political ambitions.
Fake news doesn’t make bad voters. Instead, it’s more likely that the apparent appetite for anti-establishment content on social media is a symptom of deep-seated anxiety and dissatisfaction with how things are going.