Category: Putin’s Domestic Policy

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 […]

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, 2014 [http://docs.house.gov/meetings/HM/HM05/20140403/102041/HHRG-113-HM05-Wstate-HahnG-20140403.pdf and https://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommitte-hearing-assessing-terrorism-caucasus-and-threat-homeland/%5D Introduction For a decade voices resonated in U.S. media and think […]

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 president Vladimir Putin has problems.  Almost all of them are rooted in several mistakes.  First, […]

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 as the presidential campaign approaches as does Putin’s impending decision whether or not to retain […]

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. The tendency in Chechnya is towards totalitarianism. But the quasi-totalitarian and violent Kadyrov regime is […]