Clifford Gaddy, an economist specializing in Russia, is the co-author of “Bear Traps on Russia’s Road to Modernization” (Routledge, 2013). His earlier books include “Russia’s Virtual Economy” (Brookings Institution Press, 2002) and “The Siberian Curse” (Brookings Institution Press, 2003). His current book project is entitled “Russia's Addiction: The Political Economy of Resource Dependence,” and is set to be published in 2015. Gaddy is also the co-author of the recently released second edition of “Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin” (Brookings Institution Press, 2015). | View Full Bio

  • In the News

    The idea that [Nemtsov's] murder might lead the Russian population at large to rebel against the climate of hatred and intolerance and demonisation of the liberal, Western-oriented democratic opposition is a deep illusion.

    March 11, 2015, Clifford G. Gaddy, AFP
  • Interview | MSNBC's The Cycle

    February 20, 2015

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    It is a fundamental principle of Russian foreign and security policy in particular that you can't really trust anyone. You have to have some kind of form of intimidation or hook or blackmail threats that would ensure that they behave the way you want.

    November 5, 2014, Clifford G. Gaddy, BBC
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    This regime is more consciously prepared to deal with low oil prices than either the Soviets or the authorities in the 1990s. It’s possible that they are over-extended, but Putin is a strategic planner who has certainly considered life at various price points.

    October 15, 2014, Clifford G. Gaddy, Bloomberg Businessweek
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    Shifting some of the potential supply over to Asia gives, at least in theory, Gazprom a stronger negotiating position with the Europeans. It's all about who is most dependent on whom and the strength of your bargaining position.

    May 22, 2014, Clifford G. Gaddy, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
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    The ways in which Russia can play with this gas lever, how it can use it, these are not things that they just think of from one day to the next. They've thought out the scenarios; they've gamed it all; they have fallback options; they're using it very tactically.

    May 14, 2014, Clifford G. Gaddy, National Public Radio
  • Interview | Deutsche Welle

    May 13, 2014

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    Ukraine...has not found alternatives to Russian gas, and it will not be able to. They are too expensive. Gas is and will always be a Russian lever.

    March 3, 2014, Clifford G. Gaddy, National Geographic Daily News
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    [Putin]'s probably the most formidable adversary America has seen in quite a while. He's clever and duplicitous, very skilled at playing people's own weaknesses and blunders against them — skills he honed as a KGB case officer.

    September 9, 2013, Clifford G. Gaddy, Business Insider

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