Russia Abandons the 'Energy Super-Power' Idea but Lacks Energy for 'Modernisation'

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Baev, Pavel K. (2010) Russia Abandons the 'Energy Super-Power' Idea but Lacks Energy for 'Modernisation', Strategic Analysis 34 (6): 885–896.

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Russian energy policy has become a hostage to the increasingly tense interplay within Russia’s dual leadership, in which Medvedev is formally senior but de facto all but powerless except for championing the case for change, while Putin holds the exact opposite position.

As a result of the turbulent developments in the global economy and Russia’s particular misfortunes at the start of the new decade, much of the vast academic literature on the prospects of its energy complex has acquired a rather historic character

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