Q1. Crimea, Ukraine, & NATO OBSCURE dominant trends that portend a weak Muscovy. How does Russia fix is dangerously low demography.
Q2. Russia deployed hybrid force posture to Ukraine so as to not trip NATO article 5. Your modernization plans have failed. How does Russia accomplish force modernization while repudiating capitalist/market based approach.
Q3. Edmund Burke's 'little platoons', his euphemism for the supremacy of civil society over 'the State' remains the final bulwark against tyranny. Is AUTOCRACY the final regime for Russia?
Q4. How to fix a floating Rubble w/o embracing efforts to diversify Russian political economy.
Q5. German self-consciousness is still paralyzed from WWII. Has Russia read U.S. & German leadership correctly?
Q6. What permeant Russian interests are served by underwriting Iranian objectives?
Q7. What are the sources of renewal for Russian Civilization.