Policy Memos by Kimberly Marten

Kimberly Marten 01-04-2019

(PONARS Policy Memo) Yevgeny Prigozhin, the corrupt military contractor from St. Petersburg who funds the informal armed organization known as the Wagner Group, expanded his lucrative foreign adventures into...

Kimberly Marten 01-19-2018

(PONARS Policy Memo) The weaknesses and inconsistencies of Russia’s recent actions toward the United States need to be explained. President Vladimir Putin is often seen as a foreign policy wizard, leading Russia...

Kimberly Marten 10-13-2015

Негосударственные (или неформальные) вооруженные формирования играют ключевую роль для обеих сторон конфликта на востоке Украины. Они увеличивают военный потенциал сторон и в некоторых случаях предоставляют...

Kimberly Marten 10-13-2015

Non-state (or “informal”) militias play crucial roles on both sides of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. They serve as force multipliers and, in some cases, provide plausible...

Kimberly Marten 09-30-2013

Большинство аналитиков, когда они рассматривают российскую внешнюю политику, воспринимают Россию как если бы это было единое государство с осмысленной стратегией и ясными целями.[1]
В своем анализе...

Kimberly Marten 09-18-2013

When most analysts look at Russian foreign policy today, they treat Russia as if it is a unified state with a meaningful strategy and clear goals. They focus on Russian national interests, state security concerns, relative power in the international system, or the...

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Kimberly Marten 07-23-2012

Are there any mechanisms that would allow the security relationship between Russia and NATO member states—whether European or North American—to become deeply and permanently cooperative? ...

Kimberly Marten 07-23-2012

Moscow has effectively granted sovereignty over the Republic of Chechnya to its appointed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov. Despite frequent claims in some media sources that Kadyrov’s days are numbered, and...

Kimberly Marten 07-23-2012

Several states in Eurasia have been forced to deal with “ungoverned territories,” areas technically within the borders of recognized states but where the state lacks the authority or capacity to...

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Kimberly Marten 07-23-2012

Kremlin has been reestablishing state ownership over its domestic extraction industries while driving foreign investors out. It has also used monopoly state control over its gas...

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About the author

Professor and Department Chair; Director of the Program on US-Russia Relations at the Harriman Institute
Barnard College, Columbia University