Political Economy of Putin's Russia

Russia’s dependence on resource extraction for economic wealth at the expense of investment in human resources and capital bears potential risks for Russia’s ability to sustain domestic economic prosperity and stability in the long run. This project explores the complex interplay among social, economic, and political pressures impacting Russia’s political economy today; their influence on Russia’s emerging domestic and foreign policy environments; and the attendant implications for current and future U.S. policy toward Russia.