Policy Memos by Brian Taylor

Brian Taylor 07-18-2019

(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

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Brian Taylor 11-13-2015

Является ли Владимир Путин прагматиком или идеологом? И если он идеолог, то что такое путинизм? Путин мало похож на основателя «изма», и многие годы эксперты были склонны описывать его как прагматика. Однако в...

Brian Taylor 11-13-2015

(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Is Vladimir Putin a pragmatist or an ideologue? And if he is an ideologue, then what exactly is Putinism? Putin seems like an unlikely founder of an...

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Brian Taylor 09-18-2013

The government of President Vladimir Putin has tightened the screws on Russian society since his return to the Kremlin in May 2012. This crackdown has been carried out by the parliament, law enforcement agencies, and the courts. There have been high-profile trials...

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Brian Taylor 08-31-2013

Органы власти во главе с президентом Владимиром Путиным начали оказывать давление на российское общество со времени его возвращения в Кремль в мае 2012г. Это «закручивание гаек» осуществлялась парламентом, правоохранительными органами и судами. Прошли резонансные...

Brian Taylor 06-18-2013

Since his removal as Russian Minister of Finance in September 2011, Aleksey Kudrin has repeatedly stated his disagreement with the government’s economic policies. Indeed, his objection to state spending priorities was one of the principal reasons for his departure,...

Brian Taylor 06-07-2013

С момента своего снятия с поста министра финансов России в сентябре 2011 г. Алексей Кудрин неоднократно выражал несогласие с экономической политикой правительства. Собственно говоря, его возражения по поводу приоритетов государственных расходов стали одной главных...

Brian Taylor 07-23-2012

The Russian militia has been consigned to the dustbin of history, replaced (as of March 2011) by the Russian police. The change to the name “police” is supposed to indicate a new type of force, one with a more professional outlook as well as a new orientation to...

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Brian Taylor 07-23-2012

The “rise of the siloviki” has become a standard framework for analyzing Russian politics under President Vladimir Putin. According to this view, the main difference between Putin’s rule and that of former...

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Brian Taylor 07-23-2012
Russian president Vladimir Putin made state building the central priority of his first term. For example, in his first State of the Union address in July 2000 Putin stated that meeting ...
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Professor, Political Science
Syracuse University