Ukraine’s Latest Schism: Zelensky Against the Regions (Carnegie Moscow Center)

The coronavirus pandemic has turned the mounting tension between the center and the regions into an open conflict. Now threats loom of revenge by the old elites and a new wave of populism exploiting the idea of regional independence.

https://carnegie.ru/commentary/81966

Konstantin Skorkin

Putin’s Choice: What do Russia’s Latest Constitutional Maneuvers Mean? (Carnegie Moscow Center)

A new Russian state is taking shape that is unashamedly authoritarian in design. If Russia ever wants to return to the European model, it will have to dismantle the entire political legacy that this regime has built.

https://carnegie.ru/commentary/81261

Alexander Baunov

Podcast: Coronavirus and the Battlefields of the U.S.-China Trade War (Carnegie Moscow Center)

Carnegie’s Alex Gabuev and The Financial Times’ Asia editor Jamil Anderlini discuss coronavirus, the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, and the geopolitical dynamics in Asia-Pacific.

https://carnegie.ru/commentary/81197

 

The World Through Moscow’s Eyes: A Classic Russian Perspective (Carnegie Moscow Center)

Those looking at Russia’s foreign relations would soon discover that the country is essentially a loner. It is not part of any international large family, whether Europe, the Atlantic community or the West. Asians do not recognize Russia as Asian, either.

https://carnegie.ru/2020/03/03/world-through-moscow-s-eyes-classic-russian-perspective-pub-81203

DMITRI TRENIN

Putin’s Children: The Russian Elite Prepares for 2024 (Carnegie Moscow Center)

The 2024 election will be one in which the generation of “Putin’s children,” those who have made their careers and profited from the twenty years of Putin’s presidency, face a serious challenge to keep the assets they have acquired.

https://carnegie.ru/2020/02/13/putin-s-children-russian-elite-prepares-for-2024-pub-81055

ANDREI KOLESNIKOV,  DENIS VOLKOV

Don’t Expect an Economic Miracle in Putin’s Russia (Carnegie Moscow Center)

The main task of Putin’s economic policy is to collect as much in taxes as possible. This is why the man who successfully transformed the Federal Tax Service is now head of the government.

https://carnegie.ru/commentary/81059

Andrey Movchan

Last Man Standing: How Avakov Survived in Ukraine (Carnegie Moscow Center)

Arsen Avakov has survived Ukraine’s change of regime. President Zelensky needs him because of his links to the dark side of the Ukrainian deep state, against which the president’s young reformers are often powerless. The omnipotent minister is prepared to put aside his personal ambition to become the regime’s informal mainstay.

https://carnegie.ru/commentary/81054

Konstantin Skorkin