Putin's government is usually associated with incompetence and corruption. Yet, the Kremlin has managed to deploy power so ruthlessly at home and abroad in part because of its ability to muster economic resources. Miller traces the economic policies that underwrite Russia's expansive foreign policy and Putin's continued control over the country's political system.
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Chris Miller - Chris Miller is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Eurasia Program. He is also Associate Professor of International History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.