Author

Konstantin Sonin

Professor at the University of Chicago

4 articles
CommentPolitics

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

CommentEconomics

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

OpinionPolitics

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

CommentPolitics

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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