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Russian and Eurasian Politics

GORDON M. HAHN

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Putin and liberals

Putin the Balancer: Containing and Balancing Russia’s Multifarious Forces through Soft Authoritarianism

by Gordon M. Hahn As noted numerous times, Putin is not an all-powerful dictator. He is a soft authoritarian leader riding a relatively unstable or metastable 'sistema', state and society. One of his oft-discussed roles is as arbiter between institutions... Continue Reading →

Problems of Putinism Persist

by Gordon M. Hahn [This article, which still holds for today, in my view, was first published as: Gordon M. Hahn,“ Problems of Putinism,” Russia – Other Points of View, 5 February 2012, www.russiaotherpointsofview.com/2012/02/problems-of-putinism.html.] In 2012, then Russian Prime Minister and soon-to-be third-time... Continue Reading →

The Fall of Dmitry Medvedev

by Gordon M. Hahn Opposition leader Alexei Navalnyi's recent corruption allegations against Russian Prime Minister and former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev poses a grave threat to Medvedev's political survival in that position. The timing of the allegations is crucial, coming... Continue Reading →

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