Konstantin Sonin

Professor at the University of Chicago

4 articles

Outstanding mediocrity Mikhail Mishustin’s future briefly looked uncertain last week until Putin recalled just how useless he was


Magic numbers Why looking at Russia’s military economy through the prism of GDP growth is pointless


The failed Wagner coup shows Russia’s elites are ready for violent regime change Konstantin Sonin explains why Prigozhin’s mutiny ended with a whimper — but could still lead to Putin going out with a bang


The Prigozhin sledgehammer PMCs and armed gangs are already starting to supplant the Russian state. This is a direct path to civil war

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