The Project on Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century is dedicated to understanding and responding to the Kremlin’s actions and influence through a combination of actionable policy solutions and a scholarly approach to the interests that shape Kremlin strategy.
Under President Putin’s leadership, Russia has consolidated power and exerted influence in its neighborhood and farther afield, with the apparent purpose of reasserting its global status and sowing discord among its rivals. From cyber and military interventionism to the export of soft power messaging and disinformation campaigns, the actions of Putin’s administration have had serious impact in disrupting democracies outside of Russia as well as changing the economic, social, and political playing field within the country.
Through 2019-2020, The Project on Russian Power and Purpose in the 21st Century invited speakers to address three key themes: Russia’s Political Order Under Putin; Economic and Social Policy; and Russian Security and Strategy. Each speaker also produced a policy memo on their area of expertise. These memos are a key part the Project’s objective of analyzing the strategies and interests that have defined Russia’s resurgent place on the international stage, and formulating responses that can guide policymakers in 2020 and beyond.
Spring Series on Russian Security and Strategy:
Winter Series on Economic and Social Policy:
Fall Series on Russia's Political Order Under Putin: