Putin’s usual suspects

  • 2020-02-27
  • Anders Åslund
Last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated an overhaul of Russia’s government and constitutional order, indicating that – one way or another – he will remain in power after his term ends in 2024. He has also adjusted his economic policy, on the assumption that more state investment will boost growth. But, here, Putin’s hopes are likely to be dashed. What lessons can be drawn from Britain‘s long, exploitative foray into India and China between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries? Two detailed accounts by leading historians of th...
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