What's in Store for Russia?
Last spring, Konstantin Sonin left Moscow, where he was teaching at the Higher School of Economics, and headed to Chicago to join the Chicago Harris faculty. Sonin has since settled into his new role at Harris, where he was recently named the John Dewey Distinguished Service Professor.
Russia has made headlines over the past year, notably for its bombing campaigns in Syria and domestic economic trends: a rising budget deficit, declining oil prices, and the collapse of the ruble. In the latest episode of Radio Harris, we sit down with Professor Sonin to get his perspective on these issues — both as a Russian emigrant and as a renowned political scientist and trusted commentator. We’ll also hear about his trip to the Iowa Caucuses, and why he suspects Vladimir Putin’s regime is coming to an end.