Russian politics and foreign relations at the end of the Putin era
Dr Bobo Lo, Head, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House; currently working on a book which will be published in early 2008, Axis of convenience: Moscow, Beijing and the New Geopolitics
Professor Yury Federov, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Bridget Kendall, BBC
This briefing will consider the state of Russian politics and specifically its external relations as Vladimir Putin approaches the end of his second term. Russian relations with China will feature with the argument being made that good relations are a supplement and not a substitute for relations with the west - and that Moscow is aware of this. Relations with Britain and Europe more widely will be considered as well as the likely future direction of policy beyond the Duma elections in December and the Presidential election in March next year.
Please note these Briefings are for MPs and peers only.
Chatham House Resources on Russia
Putin's Russia and the Enlarged Europe
Roy Allison, Margot Light and Stephen White, November 2006
Papers and Reports
The End of the 'Post-Soviet Space': The Changing Geopolitical Orientations of the Newly Independent States
Alexander Nikitin, February 2007
'Boffins' and 'Buffoons': Different Strains of Thought in Russia's Strategic Thinking
Yury E. Fedorov, March 2006
China and Russia: common interests, contrasting perceptions
Bobo Lo, May 2006