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Analysis | February 14, 2019

Russia in 2019 and What Lies Ahead

What can we expect for Russia in 2019 and beyond? At a recent policy workshop held by the Washington, D.C.-based PONARS Eurasia network, scholars and analysts addressed this broad question and related issues, including the outlook for Vladimir Putin’s fourth term as president, the expected impacts of sanctions and some aspects of Russian foreign policy. With Russia’s political and economic environment arguably the most challenging the Kremlin has faced in years, the points that resonated the most at the workshop were that Putin will maintain his power through the end of his term (and possibly beyond), will likely implement policies to combat his falling approval ratings and will continue shifting Russia toward new partnerships—mainly in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Prospects for U.S.-Russian relations were generally seen as grim, although one historically minded scholar provided a spark of optimism for the future, saying that America’s current turmoil could lead to more normal relations sooner than commonly believed.
Event | April 10, 2019

Angela Stent: Putin’s World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest

Join The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School at Tufts University for a book talk by Angela Stent on her new book, "Putin's World: Russia Against the West and with the Rest." The talk will focus on Russia’s foreign policy and its role in contemporary world affairs.