The Putin Succession and Russian Foreign Policy
Lynch, Allen C., The Brown Journal of World Affairs
As THE LONG HISTORY OF military coups-in Latin America, Turkey (four since 1960), Greece (1967), and even Spain (aborted, 1981)-suggests, political succession in poorly institutionalized polities often leads to upheaval and even foreign intervention.1 Such succession crises touch upon the link between the distribution of economic, social, and political power within a country and a country's capacity to defend and project its sovereign power internationally.
These patterns assume special importance in light of the scheduled "successor" presidential election in Russia in March 2008, when Vladimir V. Putin will likely hand over executive authority to an anointed protégé.2 Considering …
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Publication information: Article title: The Putin Succession and Russian Foreign Policy. Contributors: Lynch, Allen C. - Author. Magazine title: The Brown Journal of World Affairs. Volume: 14. Issue: 1 Publication date: Fall 2007. Page number: 53+. © The Brown Journal of World Affairs Spring 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.