Stephen Fortescue is Honorary Associate Professor in Russian Politics at the University of New South Wales, and Visiting Fellow at the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University. His areas of research interest include the contemporary Russian policy-making process, business-state relations, and Russia's commercial involvement in the Asia Pacific. He received his PhD in Soviet Politics from the Australian National University
Russia is weaker than it looks
To really unleash economic growth, Russia would need institutional reforms that take on entrenched interests, rent-seeking and corruption.
AnalysesCan Russia afford to be a great power?
While Russia wants to be recognised as a great power, and has sufficient economic power and potential to encourage it to behave accordingly, there are economic limits to its…
Putin’s approach to Russian dissent won’t work forever
Given Russia's struggling economy, underlying dissent is unlikely to fade away in the long-term.