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Towards Vladimir Putin’s Fourth Term as President: Challenges and Prospects By personal and non-transferable invitation


This event is dedicated to the Russia/NIS Centre Corporate supports. By personal invitation only.


A closed-door seminar with Marlène LARUELLE, Professor and Associate Director, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University, co-director of PONARS Eurasia, and Alexander COOLEY, Professor of Political Science and Director of Columbia University's Harriman Institute.

The March 2018 presidential elections will very probably enshrine Vladimir Putin's hold on power for a fourth presidential term. Domestically, the upcoming challenges are significant, from the economic and social fragilities to the preparations for the 2024 transition of power. On the international stage, Russia's return as a global power is measured by the state of its relations with the United States; yet President Trump's room for manoeuvre is precisely hampered by the "Russian issue". What strategies will the Kremlin adopt to tackle these challenges, and with what consequences on the national and international stages?


Chair : Tatiana KASTOUÉVA-JEAN, Head of Ifri’s Russia/NIS Center

This seminar will be held in French (M. Laruelle) and English (A. Cooley) under the Rule of Chatham House.


This event will be held within the framework of the “Observatoire Russie, Europe orientale et Caucase” with the support of DGRIS (Directorate General for International Relations and Strategy), French Ministry of Defence.



Ifri, Salle du Patio 27, rue de la Procession 75015 Paris
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Pour plus d'informations sur le débat, veuillez contacter Anne SOUIN, chargée de projets du Centre Russie/NEI, Ifri au 01 40 61 60 56 ou souin@ifri.org

Vladimir Poutine