Timothy Frye’s Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia
In this book review roundtable on Timothy Frye’s Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia, Aleksandar Matovski, Christopher Miller, Andrew Monaghan, Mark N. Katz, and Timothy Frye discuss considerations regarding Vladimir Putin’s power, the sources of Putin’s support, Russia’s resemblance to other autocracies, and the implications for Russia’s foreign policy.
How Does the Weak Strongman Stay in Power? Exposing the Roots of Vladimir Putin’s Rule in Russia
Understanding the Enigma of Putin’s Russia
An Autocrat’s Dilemmas: Putin’s Power and Its Limits
How Can Putin’s Russia Be Best Understood?
Mark N. Katz
Author’s Response: A Russian Reckoning?
Aleksandar Matovski is an Assistant Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University (United States).
Christopher Miller is an Assistant Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University (United States).
Andrew Monaghan is a Senior Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute in London (United Kingdom), author of Dealing with the Russians (2019), and editor of Russian Grand Strategy in the Era of Global Power Competition (2022).
Mark N. Katz is a Professor of Government and Politics at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University (United States).
Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy at Columbia University (United States). His research and teaching interests are in comparative politics and political economy with a focus on the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Professor Frye’s most recent book is Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia (2021).
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