The second book in the Russia Balance Sheet Project assesses current structural and policy shortcomings brought into sharp focus by the economic crisis, and sets forth tough choices that must be made to avoid future stagnation. Russia is doing well in the short term, but “facing huge structural challenges in the long run…the current system has exhausted its potential;” it still has substantial assets and “huge potential” for further change, but change will not be easy. Chapters discuss Russian politics, corruption and the rule of law, energy inefficiency, military reform, foreign policy, and federalism. (Free PDF download at www.piie.com).
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