Net Assessment Update for Russia

April 14, 2016 Moscow is facing growing economic and security pressures.

To read our full Net Assessment of Russia, click here.

Since Geopolitical Futures published its net assessment of Russia on Dec. 2, Russia’s fundamental strategy has not shifted, but the tactics Moscow uses to achieve its goals have evolved. At the same time, Moscow is continuing to grapple with the implications of low global energy prices for its economic and political stability, as well as defense priorities. Our long-term view is that Russia will weaken and the country’s internal unity will erode. A net assessment, however, focuses on the...

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