Counterpoint is an open-access Russian-language journal of politics and society edited by Maria Lipman. It is based at the George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). According to Lipman, “As a musical term, ‘counterpoint’ is a combination of several independent lines of melody that converge harmoniously. This is what we aim to achieve in each thematic issue of Counterpoint: independent authors, each investigating and analyzing his or her own aspect of the chosen subject, contributing their diverse voices to produce a multifaceted picture of Russian life.”
Maria Lipman was Editor-in-Chief of Pro et Contra, a policy journal published by the Carnegie Moscow Center, from 2003 to 2014. Before joining Carnegie Moscow Center, she was co-founder and Deputy Editor of two Russian weekly magazines: Itogi (Summing Up), published in association with Newsweek, and Ezhenedel’ny Zhurnal (Weekly Journal). From 2001 until 2011, Lipman wrote an op-ed column on Russian politics, media, and society for the Washington Post. She has contributed to a variety of Russian and U.S. publications, including a monthly blog for The New Yorker since 2012.