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Think of Russia as an ordinary petrostate, not an extraordinary superpower (by Jeff Colgan)

March 9, 2015 Monkey Cage

A blog post about Russia's status as a petrostate cites research by Jeff Colgan, assistant professor of political science and international studies, that found that countries where net oil export revenues constitute over 10 percent of GDP were among the most violent states in the world.

"Think of Russia as an ordinary petrostate, not an extraordinary superpower" - Monkey Cage