Richard Connolly and Michael Kofman
What Putin Learned From the Soviet Collapse
To Preserve Its Global Ambitions, Russia Is Managing Its Economic Limits
Foreign Affairs, 2021
Russia looks to the past to navigate the future.
Today’s Russia has come a long way from the Soviet Union’s hallmark inefficient economy and crippled state apparatus. In this thought-provoking essay, foreign policy experts Richard Connolly and Michael Kofman highlight the lessons in the USSR’s political and fiscal missteps that currently inform Russia’s economic management and global relationships. Students of geopolitical power shifts will find this concise text a worthwhile read.
About the Authors
Richard Connolly is director of the Eastern Advisory Group and an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute. Michael Kofman is research program director of the Russia Studies Program at the Center for Naval Analyses and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security.
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