Foreign Affairs

The Resource Curse: Russia’s Endless and Enduring Nightmare

The hydrocarbon industry continues to stifle economic growth for Moscow, and there’s no end in sight.

James Holley
Jun 22, 2020 · 7 min read
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“The resource curse might as well be a state-ownership curse” — William Tompson

Over-dependence on oil and gas is difficult to deconstruct with such a massive concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few.

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Writing about my passions — public policy, politics, and elections. Seeking a more equitable society.

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News and ideas worthy of discourse. Fundamentally informative and intelligently analytical.

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