Russia's Addiction : How Oil, Gas, and the Soviet Legacy Have Shaped a Nation's Fate
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In Russia's Addiction, Clifford Gaddy and Barry Ickes argue that the country's addiction to oil and gas are a comparable to a physiological compulsion the country understands that it is destroying itself by continuing down this road, but is unable to stop. They investigate the country's dependence on oil, and how Putin manages to run his corrupt system, focusing on keeping oligarchs happy and expecting their full support in return. And they ask the important question: What will happen to this system when Putin is gone?
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 152 x 229 x 19mm | 362g
- 28 Jan 2020
- BROOKINGS INSTITUTION
- Washington DC, United States
About Clifford G. Gaddy
Barry Ickes is a Professor of Economics and Associate Head, Department of Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, USA. Ickes is also a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution; Director, Center for Research on International Financial and Energy Security, Penn State; Chair of the Research Committee, New Economic School in Moscow; and the President of the American Friends of the New Economic School in Moscow.