In recent months, there have been significant shifts in the Kremlin’s usually static leadership structure. Many of Vladimir Putin’s long-time allies have been removed from power and replaced with younger deputies. At the same time, there has been substantial consolidation in the Russian security agencies, the Hudson Institute notes:
On October 14, the Institute will host a panel discussion to assess what these changes mean for the stability of Putin’s regime and its exercise of power at home and abroad. Speakers will include Brian Whitmore, Senior Russia Analyst with Radio Free Liberty/Radio Europe, and Angela Stent, Director of the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies at Georgetown University. Hudson Research Fellow Hannah Thoburn [a Penn Kemble fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy] will moderate the discussion.