GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Color Commentary on Russia

MIN READSep 21, 2016 | 08:00 GMT

There may be a new brand of autocratic capitalism emerging in Russia that could rival China's.

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You can't have "color commentary" on a football game unless at least one of the sportscasters is calling the plays accurately as they unfold -- the right names, the right numbers, and with precision. Likewise, the opinions expressed by those of us writing for Global Affairs both contrast with and rely on the unbiased, objective geopolitical analysis our readers have come to expect from the rest of Stratfor. As outlined in a recent piece by Stratfor Editor-in-Chief David Judson, we're going to be expanding Global Affairs in the coming months, seeking to add diversity and texture to our cast of outside contributors. I would add that while most of our subject matter in the space is not contoured along the liberal-conservative spectrum, the worldviews of authors do matter and we will be seeking balance. Our definition of balance will not be to head straight down the middle between left and right...

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