March 5, 2012
Russia's Looming Crisis
Foreign Policy Research Institute, Foreign Policy Research Institute
Russia faces a momentous political crisis. The abuses of the Putin regime are so fundamental that, without profound change, the protest movement is unlikely to be stopped. As the political resistance to Putin builds, the system that Putin created will be put to the test. This paper examines Russia's political and economical situation, the current conflicts as well as the country's foreign policy and discusses future challenges for the democratic movement and Russia.