Category: Kremlin

by Gordon M. Hahn [Thus article was originally published for ROPV in December 2011 as “The National Republics as Administrative Resource in Russia’s Elections,” Russia – Other Points of View, 12 December 2011, http://www.russiaotherpointsofview.com/2011/12/the-national-republics-as-administrative-resource-in-russias-elections-.html. It discusses key, institutionalized aspect of what I characterized 14 years ago as Putin’s soft “stealth authoritarianism.”] My previous article for ROPV […]

by Gordon M. Hahn As I noted two years ago just after Russia’s military intervention into the Syrian civil war, Russian President Vladimir Putin had several motives in intervening: (1) to preserve both the principle of state and UN sovereignty over Western interventionism and Russia’s role in the Middle East and globally by ensuring Russia’s […]

 by Gordon M. Hahn [[This article was originally published in December 2011 as: Gordon M. Hahn,“The Thaw at the Polls – Tandem’s Liberalization Policy Rocks the Vote,” Russia – Other Points of View, 8 December 2011, http://www.russiaotherpointsofview.com/2011/12/the-thaw-at-the-polls-tandems-liberalization-policy-rocks-the-vote.html.%5D%5D Sunday’s election to the State Duma, Russia’s lower house, was stunning.  As I expected, it registered a sharp […]

by Gordon M. Hahn It is perhaps ironic and at the same time just that the first meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin occurred in Germany at the G-20 summit in Hamburg. After all it is there that the Cold War began to unwind with the peaceful fall of […]

Автор: Гордон Хан (Gordon Hahn)      Недавние обвинения в коррупции премьер-министра России и бывшего президента Дмитрия Медведева, выдвинутые оппозиционным лидером Алексеем Навальным, представляют серьезную угрозу для политического выживания Медведева.      Решающее значение имеет и дата публикации этих обвинений, поскольку приближается президентская предвыборная кампания, а также ожидается решение Путина, оставлять ли Медведева на посту […]

by Gordon M. Hahn Judging from his statements on the campaign trail, it was generally expected that as president Donald Trump would seek a major reform of what he in many ways properly called “obsolete” NATO and move to reduce tensions between this unprecedentedly powerful military alliance and the regional power excluded de facto from […]