Weekly Geopolitical Report – Russia’s Struggles (February 8, 2016)

by Bill O’Grady

Over the past year, Russia has faced a growing number of challenges that have the potential to weaken President Putin’s hold on the reins of power.  In this report, we will discuss recent trends in the country, including the economic problems caused by falling oil prices and the military operations occurring in Ukraine and Syria.  We will examine the Putin government’s responses to these issues.  As always, we will conclude with market ramifications.

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