Russia’s post-soviet elites

Russia’s post-soviet elites This article uses John Higley’s elite theory to analyze the sources of cohesion and fragmentation with Russia’s post-soviet political and economic elites.

The limits of Russia’s ‘soft power’

The limits of Russia’s soft power Russia’s efforts to boost its ‘soft power’ influence have not been very effective, due to a misunderstanding of the nature of soft power, and due to Russia’s increased use of military power in recent years.