This is an interesting article on Putin’s problem. I should say Putin’s big problem on what to do with Mother Russia as there is no where to go from where he is. His smaller problem is Trump. That was, I’m fairly sure, an accident that surprised everyone. The usual issue, what do you do with this thing now? At the moment it’s not working out well for anyone.
My interest is in the young population who voted or didn’t vote as the first Putin generation. They seem to be very much a part of the connected generation with interests that are very different from the either the USSR that they never knew to Putin’s tsar-ship that they were born into but doesn’t really stand for anything. But that seems ok with them.
The National Security Action thing has a nice web site and lots of people. You would almost think it was dedicated to restoring the American Experiment. That seems a long shot and I’m not sure it is worth the effort. In many ways this country has been evolving in sync with Russia. The military empire phase simply took twenty more years to collapse.
I’m afraid we have as little a clue as Putin on what to do. At least Putin is a lot smarter than Trump.