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Russia: Who Will Eventually Succeed Putin?

In two weeks’ time, Vladimir Putin will mark 14 years as Russia’s top political leader, either as prime minister (1999-2000, 2008-2012) or president (2000-2008, 2012- present). He is now post-...

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Why Russia Supports Syria’s Assad

Since the start of the Arab Spring, Russia and to a lesser degree, China, has come under heavy criticism for its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Libya’s former leader Muammar...

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Russia’s Economy Facing Downside Risks

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent hawkish rhetoric implies tighter fiscal and monetary policies than we have anticipated. This has prompted us to lower our 2013 real GDP growth forecast from...

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