Yuval Weber

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Yuval Weber

Yuval Weber is a visiting assistant professor of Government and Kathryn W. and Shelby Davis Research Fellow in the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, as well as an assistant professor in the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University - Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

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The first Trump-Putin summit: a turning point with many question marks

The July 16th Helsinki summit between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will be a turning point in American political history and US-Russia relations. However, whether the effect on Russia in the long term will be positive or negative is now even more unclear as both leaders pledged greater short-term cooperation...

Vladimir Putin and his legacy project

Now that Vladimir Putin has won his fourth presidential mandate to little surprise, two dates will determine the long-time leader’s intentions for the near future of Russia and for Putin’s personal legacy...

The roots and the future of Putin’s political system

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next six years in office – and whether or not he leaves the political scene in 2024 at the end of the next term – will rely on things that are out of his control: the price of oil, which largely determines the performance of the Russian economy, and the traditional structure of Russian politics, dubbed in recent years the “power vertical”...

The sinister echoes of 1917 in today’s Russia

A century after Russia’s 1917 revolutions, the current government has hardly reflected on either event...

Hopes and limits of the Trump-Putin relationship

The scheduled thirty-minute chat on the G-20 meeting’s sidelines between Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, and their foreign ministers immediately overshadowed the rest of summit...

The Green Man of Russia: Alexei Navalny

After several chemical attacks that left him partially blinded, opposition leader Alexei Navalny was unexpectedly given a passport on May 4 to allow him to seek medical treatment abroad...

The “Russian factor” in European politics

The “Russian factor” in European elections recalls the heightened dangers and intrigues of the Cold War, when the superpower competition for European hearts and minds served as preparation for World War III...

The emerging costs of Russia’s Mideast presence

December 2016 may come to be known as the end of the beginning of Russia’s power projection into the Middle East...