Nikos Passas, a professor of criminology and criminal justice, and co-director of Northeastern’s Institute for Security and Public Policy and Pablo Calderon Martinez, a lecturer in politics and international relations at New College of the Humanities in London discuss protests in Russia and how Putin may respond.
Passas explains that the protests were not just about methods that the regime uses—they began to be about Putin himself. “Any kind of anti-corruption reform is going to encounter extraordinary resistance,” Passas says. “These are extremely powerful networks, and they’re not going to give up without a fight.”
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