Christopher Carson

Research Analyst
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.
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Vladimir Putin Keeps a Tight Grip on Power

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

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