Russia in 2018…

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A quick note that my latest, end-of-year vlog video here, a mere eight-to-nine minutes long, is of my thoughts about what may face Russia in 2018, and what to look for. Putin and succession, active measures, Ukraine, why Russia is not Mordor, and, yes, even a mention of the World Cup…

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  1. ron bala

     /  December 31, 2017

    Monsieur G … on the edge of 2018 I would like to thank you for your honest and scholarly comments. They are certainly more enlightening than most of what is available in the popular media. My heritage is Ukrainian (Kyiv area) and this makes your views on the conflict there even more poignant. Looking forward to the arrival of your new book.

    Ron Bala Canada

    On Sun, Dec 31, 2017 at 11:08 AM In Moscow’s Shadows wrote:

    > Mark Galeotti posted: ” A quick note that my latest, end-of-year vlog > video here, a mere eight-to-nine minutes long, is of my thoughts about what > may face Russia in 2018, and what to look for. Putin and succession, active > measures, Ukraine, why Russia is not Mordor, and, yes, ” >

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  2. tfries13

     /  December 31, 2017

    Happy New Year, Dr. Galeotti.
    I would be interested in hearing your views on Russia/Turkey relations. Seems to me Russians are cleaning our (US) clock there on the “information confrontation” front.

    Best,
    TF

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    • Mark Galeotti

       /  December 31, 2017

      Thanks! I think we need to appreciate the limits of the current Putin-Erdogan lovefest. Sure, both are happy to push back US influence in Syria and beyond, and also the power of the international system to constrain unpleasant authoritarianisms. But this is strictly an alliance of convenience, and there are also all kinds of other tensions and disagreements, not least over power in the region. Today, it suits both men to work together, but this is a pretty unstable relationship, and in due course, it will break…

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