Q: Vladimir Putin easily won the recent election in Russia and secured another presidential term. The result cements him as one of the most powerful leaders in modern Russian history, but also poses questions for the day after on both the domestic and the international level. While the US administration has not yet clarified its approach vis-à-vis Russia and the EU remains largely divided, Putin is gaining ground – for example in the Syrian arena– and his popularity remains high at home. BESA joins the debate by posing the question: Putin in power until 2024: What does it mean?
Respondents: Sharyl N. Cross, Andrey Kortunov, Simon Saradzhyan, Christopher Walker, Friedrich Schmidt, Dimitar Betchev, Evgeni Klauber