Taylor weighs in on Putin's reelection in Washington Post

Brian TaylorBrian Taylor, professor and chair of political science, was featured in the Washington Post article "Putin won reelection yesterday. Now he’s a ‘lame duck.’ What will that mean?" "Forget Russia’s 'elections,'” says Taylor. "The key thing that happened Sunday is that Putin formally became a lame duck in a political system dependent on one man." Taylor says to "expect a big fight in the coming years about three options: 1) changing the formal rules to keep Putin in charge; 2) an informal arrangement to keep Putin in charge without changing the formal rules; 3) a designated successor. " 03/19/18