Re-Blogged From Stratfor
- Washington will increase pressure on Moscow in 2018 through a series of expanded sanctions aimed at Russia’s financial stability, elites, reputation and defense industry.
- Russia will weather the increased pressure by further insulating its economy, oligarchs and companies, placing additional responsibility for the country’s stability on the Kremlin.
- The Russian government can maintain its position next year, though its resources are growing slim and the Kremlin faces a pivotal series of elections.
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