Since the beginning of 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s popularity has dropped to its lowest point in 14 years. From February to March, Putin’s favorability dropped from 69% to 63%, and his disapproval ratings rose from 30% to 36%. While the Russian president continues to have a net favorability among his citizens, the declining numbers pose challenges for Putin’s efforts to... Continue Reading
Christopher Carson is a research analyst based in Washington, DC. He holds a BA in geography and political science from UC Berkeley and an MA in international affairs from the George Washington University. From 2016 to 2017, he was a Boren Fellow in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, studying Russian and Kyrgyz. His background includes positions with the US Chamber of Commerce and think tanks in Washington, DC, Malaysia and Kyrgyzstan.