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Russia Outlook: Changes and Challenges After The Presidential Election
- Nobuo Shimotomai
On 4 March 2012, Russia held presidential elections, which saw Vladimir Putin returned to the Kremlin. In the aftermath of the election, Russian politics expert Nobuo Shimotomai will examine what we can expect from Russia going forward, its domestic and foreign policies, and in particular its relation with Japan and other Asian nations. Professor Shimotomai will examine the political and economic challenges for Russia in the coming decade.
Facing accusations of election fraud, can Putin survive another full six-year-term as president? Despite his election win, there are indications that Putin’s popularity is in decline. Who will emerge as Putin’s successor? Can anyone hold the fragmented Russian elite together? The future of Russia’s political system, that for a decade seemed monolithic and predictable, is suddenly much less certain.
Dr. Tina Burrett is Assistant Professor of International Affairs at Temple University, Japan. Her research focuses on the politics of the former Soviet Union, with special reference to Russian domestic politics. She also works on comparative politics and transition theory. She has a keen interest in parliamentary politics and reform, and has worked in legislatures in Britain, Canada, Japan and the EU. Her op-eds regularly appear in the Japan Times, The New Internationalist and The New Statesman. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.
Professor Burrett’s publications include Television and Presidential Power in Putin’s Russia (Routledge 2011).