Ford Hall Forum Recordings

Marshall Goldman and Uri Ra'anan discuss,

Marshall Goldman and Uri Ra'anan discuss, "Power, Petroleum, and Flawed Succession: The Roots and Impact of Putin's Russia" at Ford Hall Forum, audio recording

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Collection Number

Ford Hall Forum Collection,1908-2013 (MS113)

ISBN

MS113AV.0213

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Russia is reemerging as an international power—as strong as in czarist or Soviet times—and President Vladimir Putin shows troubling tendencies of reverting to authoritarian and imperial habits. Russia recently overtook Saudi Arabia as the world’s leading producer of oil, and it has demonstrated a clear willingness to flex this muscle on the world stage. Within its own borders, corruption, contract killing, and media censorship have become routine. Should we regard this nation as a threat to the West, or as an ally? How does its use of energy supplies as an instrument of foreign policy affect global markets? In a country that historically lacks a mechanism for legitimate succession, what should we expect as Putin steps down in 2008? Professors Marshall Goldman and Uri Ra’anan explore the impact of the Kremlin’s concentrated political power in an age of booming oil and gas wealth.

Date

3-22-2007

City

Boston

Keywords

Russia

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