The West should not fear the prospect of a post-Putin Russia

2022-09-23 | Expert publications, Scenario building

By Richard D. Hooker, Jr. As the Ukrainian army continues to liberate land from Russian occupation, a new narrative is beginning to take hold. It argues that a Ukrainian victory may drive Vladimir Putin from power, and that a post-Putin Russia will be even worse. Projections for this future Russia run from a more Stalinist successor to civil war and the collapse of the Russian Federation itself.

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