Gaming out Russia’s future

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Russia's political future


Emily Ferris, a research fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a leading London-based security and foreign policy think tank, argued the next Russian leader will likely be “a placeholder that’s very similar to him — somebody that has the ear of the security services, has some sort of security background, is able to control the oligarchs.” “The person that comes after that,” she added, “would be where the change comes from.”