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About Marie Mendras

Marie Mendras is a research fellow with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and a professor at Sciences Po University’s School of International Affairs in Paris. She is author of 'Russian politics: the paradox of a weak state' (C Hurst & Co, 2012)

Articles by Marie Mendras

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Can Russia afford to be an outcast in world politics?

Photo Marie Mendras 2010 resize.jpgWhat President Putin has been pursuing during his months-long battle against Ukraine’s economy and society is the semi-collapse and semi-implosion of the Ukrainian state. But at what cost?

Back to no future

With his regime running out of steam, Vladimir Putin is resorting to the rhetoric of the past and traditional values. Marie Mendras sees little future in it. 

Talking point: the logic of Russian foreign policy

What factors drive foreign policy in Russia? Who drives it? And in whose interests - the elites or ordinary people? Marie Mendras and Fyodor Lukyanov join oDRussia editor Oliver Carroll for a debate in Paris.

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