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Kennan Long View Series | Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin's Russia

Date & Time

Dec. 10, 2021
12:00pm – 1:00pm ET




This discussion will feature the new book, Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia (Princeton University Press, 2021) by Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy at Columbia University, Timothy Frye. In this book, Professor Frye delves into the state-society relationship in Putin’s Russia, drawing upon original social-science research to chart public opinion in Russia. It arrives at some startling conclusions about the limits of power in the system of governance Putin has built, from political economy to foreign policy. This conversation will explore Putin’s weaknesses, and it will place them against the strengths he has and the strengths he is perceived as having. 

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The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more

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