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Podcast: Russia 2030

  • Brian Whitmore

War is in his eyes. (illustration by ©Shutterstock)

War is in his eyes. (illustration by ©Shutterstock)

What will Russia and its neighborhood look like in 2030? How will Moscow's relations with the West play out over the next 14 years? What do current trends tell us about future developments? And are these trends reversible?

These were some of the questions raised in a widely discussed new report by Andrew Wilson and Fredrik Wesslau for the European Council on Foreign Relations titled Russia 2030: A Story Of Great Power Dreams And Small Victorious Wars.

On this week's Power Vertical Podcast, one of the report's co-authors, Andrew Wilson, a senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, joins me and co-host Mark Galeotti to discuss the new normal described in the report.

Also on the podcast, Andrew, Mark, and I look at the motivations behind Moscow's efforts to sow disunity in the European Union.

Enjoy...

PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Power Vertical Podcast, and all Power Vertical Products, will take a short break from June 6-10. The regular schedule for all products will resume on Monday, June 13, and the next podcast will air on Friday, June 17.

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The Power Vertical is a blog written especially for Russia wonks and obsessive Kremlin watchers by Brian Whitmore. It offers Brian's personal take on emerging and developing trends in Russian politics, shining a spotlight on the high-stakes power struggles, machinations, and clashing interests that shape Kremlin policy today. Check out The Power Vertical Facebook page or

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