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GORDON M. HAHN

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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 →

REPORT: Federalism, Self-Determination, and Lessons from Russia’s Communalist Challenge

by Gordon M. Hahn Introduction The success or failure of Russia‚Äôs transformation into a stable market democracy will determine the degree of international stability throughout central Eurasia (former USSR) and Eurasia writ large (the 'World island' stretching from China to... Continue Reading →

Khodorkovskii Gets It: Russian-Negotiated Transition, Not Western-Backed Revolution

by Gordon M. Hahn As Russia prepares to commemorate the 1917 Bolshevik coup which followed the initial phase of its violent revolution from below and led to its second phase, the Russian civil war and ultimately to totalitarian communism, some... Continue Reading →

Russia’s Quiet Revolution

by Gordon M. Hahn Over the past few years a quiet revolution has been developing in Putin's Russia: 'eternally' backward and bureaucratic-authoritarian Russia has achieved European standards in its business environment through a deregulation revolution. In 2015 Russia moved from... Continue Reading →

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