There is no question surrounding the outcome of the 2018 Russian presidential election. However, the election campaign will prove interesting nonetheless. Incumbent Vladimir Putin’s platform remains a mystery, while the Kremlin is preparing to transfer power to the next generation and has already started to replace the political elite. Meanwhile, a group of eclectic candidates, including controversial television personality Ksenia Sobchak, populist blogger Alexei Navalny, and little-known communist businessman Pavel Grudinin have officially and unofficially joined the race.
As campaign season gains momentum, the Carnegie Moscow Center presents a series of publications about the 2018 presidential election to shed light on what is likely the last cycle with Putin officially in the mix.
The Carnegie Moscow Center’s new project, “Minimizing the Risk of an East-West Collision: Practical Ideas for European Security,” provides insight into navigating the increasingly contentious relationship between Russia and the West. This project will provide workable solutions on how to alleviate tensions, prevent conflict, and manage current disputes.
The project is co-led by Carnegie’s Dmitri Trenin and Alexander Baunov, and supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.