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GORDON M. HAHN

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Putin’s Domestic Policy

Нисхождение премьера Медведева

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,... Continue Reading →

REPUBLICATION – Stealth Authoritarianism: Setting the Stage for the Federal Election Cycle in St. Petersburg

The article below was originally published in autumn 2003 by the Moscow Carnegie Center. All of my articles written for Carnegie have been removed from their website and the Internet, so I republish them here. Original: Gordon M. Hahn, “Stealth... Continue Reading →

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 →

Gordon M. Hahn’s Congressional Testimony Before the United States House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security’s Sub-Committee on Intelligence and Security, U.S. Congress April 3, 2014

Gordon M. Hahn, Ph.D. Analyst and Advisory Board Member Geostrategic Forecasting Corporation “Assessing Terrorism in the Caucasus and the Threat to the Homeland” Testimony Before the House Committee on Homeland Security’s Sub-Committee on Intelligence and Security, U.S. Congress April 3,... 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 →

REPORT: Chechnya: Russia’s Black Hole, Putin’s Achilles’ Heel

by Gordon M. Hahn Ramzan Kadyrov's regime in Russia's republic of Chechnya is by far the worst manifestation of Russian President Vladimir Putin's soft authoritarian regime. Kadyrov's regime breaches the porous wall between soft and everyday authoritarianism and then some.... Continue Reading →

Kremlin Stringing Kadyrov Along on Oil

by Gordon M. Hahn Chechen President and strongman Ramzan Kadyrov recently may have finally won long-sought concessions from Moscow in oil related industries, something he has been fighting to attain from RosNeft since he came to power in the once... Continue Reading →

Dr Hahn’s Sott Radio Interview, 16 April 2017

See Dr. Hahn's 16 April 2017 Sott Radio interview at http://www.sott.net/article/348338-The-Truth-Perspective-Interview-with-Gordon-M-Hahn-Revolution-regime-change-and-jihad "Today on the Truth Perspective, we interview Dr. Hahn about his work on Russia's Islamic threat, as well as his research on regime change and revolution. We'll also discuss... Continue Reading →

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