The sudden arrival of massive energy wealth during Putin's long reign has turned Russia's focus to resources, with some good and some very bad results. Considering why the good—a windfall of money to pay debts and put the country's finances in order—has been so overshadowed by the bad—resource dependence, reliance on rents, and unbridled corruption—Stefan Hedlund explores the many dimensions of Russia's energy policies and politics.
is professor of Russian studies at Uppsala University. His recent publications include Invisible Hands, Russian Experience, and Social Science: Approaches to Understanding Systemic Failure
and Russian Path Dependence.
He frequently contributes his expertise to Geopolitical Information Service
, who provides knowledge and insights on geopolitics and geopolitical trends for international corporations, governments, and other institutions.