August 7, 2014

If Sanctions Topple Putin, What Happens Next?

Julia Ioffe, The New Republic

The Associated Press

Before the West celebrates the possibility of Putin being forced from the throne, we should consider what might come after him. This is not an argument against sanctions or against political change in Russia. But the country’s history tells us that prolonged economic malaise often brings about political turmoil, the result of which has never been a democratic Russia.

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