Marlene Laruelle Marlene Laruelle
(PONARS Policy Memo) Over the past decade, and even more overtly since the annexation of Crimea, there has been a growing tendency to describe Russia—or at least the Putin regime—as “fascist.” On the political scene, this assessment has been articulated by everyone from Western policy leaders like...
Marlene Laruelle
(Co-authored with Jean Radvanyi) This timely book provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of the geographical, historical, political, cultural, and geostrategic factors that drive Russia today. Russia has long inspired fear in the West, but as the authors argue, Russia is fearful as well....
PONARS Eurasia
The American Political Science Association (APSA) will present the Gabriel A. Almond Award to Dr. David Szakonyi at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and source for emerging scholarship in the discipline. The award recognizes the...
Natalie Koch Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen
(PONARS Policy Memo) Energy and natural resource use has always been a key issue of geopolitics, but as more countries adopt “post-oil” transition policies, environmental sustainability has itself become an important geopolitical issue that is increasingly defining political relations among and...
Mark Kramer
(Wilson Center) Fifty years ago tomorrow, an act of great moral courage occurred against the backdrop of the Cold War.  On August 25, 1968, four days after hundreds of thousands of Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops poured into Czechoslovakia to crush the reforms of the Prague Spring, eight Soviet...
Viatcheslav Morozov
(Eurasia Review) A deep internal culture divide in Russia between traditionalists and European Russians encourages isolationism. For Russia, the cost of sacrificing development for the sake of security and international status, a policy that the Kremlin pursued after 2012, is all too obvious and...
Samuel Greene
(Moscow-on-Thames) Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s irrepressible spokesman, said today that Russia would like to know what it could do to get sanctions reduced. This, of course, set tongues wagging, both in Russia and abroad, although most of those tongues seem to have assumed the question was...

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