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Everyday Russians, like these people in Moscow, may shoulder much of the burden of the world’s economic sanctions aimed at Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs. AFP via Getty Images

Economic sanctions may make Russians’ lives worse – without stopping Putin’s assault on Ukraine

Personalist dictators tend to shield the elites who support them from the economic pain of sanctions by pushing costs onto regular people.
Then Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti during a 2016 tour of the USS New Orleans in the Java Sea. USS Pacific Fleet/Brandon Cyr

Research explains why Susi Pudjiastuti was left out of Jokowi’s second-term cabinet

My research explores how fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti was left out of Jokowi’s new cabinet. Her harsh managerial style alienated many parties and a coalition rose to oust her from office.
Boris Yeltsin shakes hands with Russia’s most powerful businessmen in Moscow. AP Photo

What is an oligarch?

Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.

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