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Volume 22

Number 4 / Fall 2014

Introduction: Authoritarian Modernization in Russia?, Vladimir Gel'man

The Rise and Decline of Electoral Authoritarianism in Russia, Vladimir Gel'man

Paradoxes of Agency:Democracy and Welfare in Russia, Meri Kulmanal, Markus Kainu, Jouko Nikula and Markku Kiviven

Agency Matters: The Failure of Russian Regonal Policy Reforms, Andrey Starodubtsev

Prospects for Ecological Modernization in Russia: Analysis of the Policy Environment, Nina Tynkkynen

Science Fiction: President Medvedev's Campaign for Russia's "Technological Modernization", Katri Pynnoniemi

Democratization and War: The Chechen Wars' Contribution to Failing Democratization in Russia, Hanna Smith

Number 3 / Summer 2014

Reaffirming Russia's Remote Control: Exploring Kremlin Influence on Television Coverage of Russian-Japanese Relations and the Sputhern Kuril Islands Territorial Dispute, Tina Burrett

Domestic Power Relations and Russia's Foreign Policy, Marcin Kaczmarski

Corporate Raiding in Ukraine: Causes, Methods and Consequences, Matthew A. Rojansky

Georgia Between Dominant-Power Politics, Feckless Pluralism, and Democracy, Christofer Berglund

Beyond the Transition Paradigm: A research Agenda for Authoritarian Consolidation, Thomas Ambrosio



Number 2 / Spring 2014

Introduction to the Special Issue: Media Democratization in Russia and Eurasia, Peter Rollberg

Russia's Nongovernmental Media Under Assault, Maria Lipman

Russia and the New Authoritarians, Jonathan Becker

Media in Post-Soviet Belarus: Between Democratization and Reinforcing Authoritarianism, Oleg Manaev

Ukraine's Media in teh Context of Global Cultural Convergence, Marta Dyczok

Networked Apathy: Georgian Party politics and the Role of Social Media, Kornely Kakachia, Tamara Pataraia, and Michael Cecire

Glastnost 2.0, Sarah Oates

Coercion or Conformism? Censorship and Self Censorship among Russia Media Personalities and Reporters in the 2010s, Elisabeth Schimpfossl and Ilya Yablokov

The "Russia Idea" on the Small screen: Staging National Identity on Russia's TV, Marlene Laurelle

Peter the Great, Statism, and Axiological Continuity in Contemporary Russian Television, Peter Rollberg



Number 1 / Winter 2014

The January 2013 Protests and Beyond, Sofie Bedford

Challenging the Aliyev Regime: Political Opposition in Azerbaijan, Shahla Sultanova

Two Can PLay at That game: Social Meduia Opportunities in Azerbaijan for Government and Opposition, Katy Pearce

No Laughing Matter: Humor as a Means of Dissent in the Digital Era: The Case of Auhoritarian Azerbaijan, Katy Pearce and Adnan Hajizada

Elections, Appointments, and Human Capital: The Case of Russian Mayors, Noah Buckley, Guzel Garifullina, Ora John Reuter, and Alexandra Shubenkova

The Impact of Semi-Presidentialism on Democratic Consolidation in Poland and Ukraine, Oleksii Sydorchuk

The Russian Orthodox Church and Contestations over History in Contemporary Russia, Igor Torbakov


Volume 21

Number 4 / Fall 2013

Machine Politics: The Concept and Its Implications for Post-Soviet Studies, Grigorii V. Golosov

Did the Internet Break the Political Machine? Moldova's 2009 "Twitter Revolution that Wasnt", Henry E. Hale

Getting the "Dough" and Saving the Machine: Lessons from Tatarstan, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova

Making and Breaking the Political Machine in Kabardino-Balkaria, Georgi Derluguian and Sufian Zhemukhov

Institutional Design and Party Membership Recuitment in Estonia, Alison Smith



Number 3 / Summer 2013


The End of the Soviet Union, Stanislau Shushkevich

Russian Military Reform in the Aftermath of the 2008 Russia-Georgia War, Athena Bryce Rogers

Patterns of Electoral Contestation in Russian Regional Assemblies: Between "Competittive" and "Hegemonic" Authoritarianism, Petr Panov and Cameron Ross

Party System Institutionalization in Ukraine, Olena Rybiy

The Negative Consequences of proportional Representation in Ukraine, Serhij Vasychenko



Number 2 / Spring 2013

If Tomorrow Comes: Power Balance and Time Horizons in Ukraine's Constitutional Politics, Serhiy Kudelia

Youth as an Agent for Change: The Next Generation in Ukraine, Nadia Diuk

Public Procurement Reform in Ukraine: The Implication of Neopatreimonlism for Ecternatl Actors, Susan Stewart

Yushchenko versus Tymoshenko: Why Ukraine's National Democrats are Divided, Taras Kuzio

Polyphonic Dichotomies: Memory and Identity in Today's Ukraine, Tanya Zaharchenko

Why We Speak Like That: Ambiguou Discourses of an Ambivalent Transformation, Mykola Riabchuk

Popular Assessments of Ukraine's Relations with Russia and the European Union under Yanukovych, Emmanuelle Armandon


Number 1 / Winter 2013

Nests of Democracy: The Institutional Interdependence of People's Rule in Europe and Eurasia, Alexander Sokolowski

Institutional Persuasion to Support Minority Rights in Russia, Debra Javeline and Vanessa A. Baird

The Representation of Political and Economic Elites in the Russian Federation Council, Cameron Ross and Rostislav Turovsky

Post-Communist Informa Networking: Blat in the South Caucasus, Huseyn Aliyev

Oil and Regime Stability in Azerbaijan, Farid Guliyev


Volume 20

Number 4 / Fall 2012

Discussing Neopatrimonialism and Patronal Presidentialism in the Central Asian Context, Marlene Laurelle

Kyrgystan: A Parliamentary System Based on Inter-Elite Consensus, Erica Marat

The Kazakh Neopatrimonial Regime: Balancing Uncertainities among the "Family," Oligarchs and Technocrats, Sebastien Peyrouse

The Elite in Post-Soviet and Post-Niyazow Turkmenistan: Does Political Culture Form a Leader?, Slavomir Horak

The Sub-national Roots of Authoritatiranism: Neopatrimonialism and Territorial Administration in Uzbekistan, Lawrence P. Markowitz

Personal Networks of Agricultural Knowledge in the Cotton-Growing Communities of Southern Tajikistan, Hafiz Boboyorov


Number 3 / Summer 2012

Introductory Letter

Archival Policies and Historical Memory in the Post-Soviet Era, Mark Kramer

What We Have (Not) Learned about twentieth-Century Central Asian History, Marlene Laurelle

Cultural Globalization in the Post-Soviet "South", Douglas Blum

Political UIssues in Russia's Literary Discourse, Andrey Makarychev

Toward Eurasian Cultural Studies: chances and Challenges, Peter Rollberg

]Reflecting on Twenty Years of Post-Soviet Experience, Yulia Nikitima

Foreign Policy and Aging Central Asian Autocrats, Eric McGlinchey

Evaluating Multi-Vectorism in the Foreign Policy of Post-Soviet Eurasian States, Segei Minasyan

The Evolution of Russia's Place in the World, 1991-2011, Ted Hopf

Plea Bargaining Russian Style, Peter Solomon


Number 2 / Spring 2012

Introductory Letter, Henry E. Hale, Robert W. Orttung, and Fredo Arias-King

Political Leadership After Communism, Timothy J. Colton

Two Decades of Post-Soviet Regime Dynamics, Henry E. Hale

From the Politics of Economic Reform to the Functioning of Political Economies, Andrew Barnes

Rethinking Post-Soviet Politics from a Neopatrimonial Perspective, Oleksandr Fisun

Is Putin's Regime Becoming more like Brezhnev's?, Peter Reddaway

Political Preferences and Party Development in Post-Communist States: A New approach with an Illustration of the Russian Case, Regina Smyth

Citizenship and the Social Contract in Post-Soviet Russia, Samuel A. Greene

Twenty Years of Russian Legal Reform, William Pomeranz

Society as an Anchor in Post-Soviet State-Building, Serhiy Kudelia

Post-Communist Legacies and Politicla Behavior and Attitudes, Grigore Pop-Eleches and Joshua A. Tucker

Lessons and Many More Questiond about nationalism and Self-Determination, Philip G. Roeder

The Unexpectedly Underwhelming Role of Ethnicity in Russian Politics, 1991-2011, Elise Giuliano and Dmitry Gorenburg

The Unrecognized States of Eurasia as a Phenomenon of the USSR's Dissolution, Sergey Markedonov

Negorno-Karabakh: Twenty Years under Damocles' Sword, Anar Valiyev


Number 1 / Winter 2012

A Note from the Publisher, James S. Denton

Truth Stumbles in the street: Christinan Democratic Activism in Belarus, Geraldine Fagan

The Development of Russia's Child Protection and Welfare System, Ann A. Rudnicki

Contending Agendas for the Black Sea Region: A Regional Alternative, Mustafa Aydin


Volume 19

Number 4 / Fall 2011

The State of the Public Sphere in Russia, Elena Chebankova

Russian Grand Strategy in the South Ossentia War, Brian J. Ellison

Russia in Ukraine's Foreign Policy in 2010 as Seen in Political Discourse, Sergey Bozhko

Europeanizatrion Through Socialization? The EU's Interaction with Civil Society Organizations in Armenia, Nicholas Ross Smith


Number 3 / Summer 2011

Is Nationalism Rising in Russian Foreign Policy?: The Case of Georgia, Luke March

HIstory, Memory and National Identity: Understanding the Politics of History and Memory Wars in Post-Soviet Lands, Igor Torbakov

Negotiating History: Memory Wars in the Near Abroad and Pro-Kremlin Youth Movements, Marlene Laurelle

Making Sense of Nashi's Political Style: The Bronze Soldier and the Counter-Orange Community, Jussi Lassila

Russian Radical Nationalist Interpretation of the French Riots of November 2005, Lukasz Jurczyszyn

Education in the Period of the Post-Soviet Transition in Ukraine, Benjamin Kutsyuruba


Number 2 / Spring 2011

From Viktor to Viktor: Democracy and Authoritarianism in Ukraine, Olexiy Haran

The Color Revolution Virus and Authoritarian Antidote: Political Protest and Regime Counterattacks in Post-Communist Spaces, Abel Polese and Donnacha O Beachain

The Rise and Fall of Power-Sharing Treaties Between Center and Regions in Post-Soviet Russia, Mizuki Chuman

"Great Projects" Politics in Russia: History's Hardly Victorious End, Anatoly Reshetnikov

Book Review


Number 1 / Winter 2011

Boxing Russia: Executive-Legislative Powers and the Categorization of Russia's Regime Type, William A. Clark

The Meltdown of the Russian Federation in the Early 1990s: Nationalist Mayth Building and the Urals Republic Project, Alexander Kuznetsov

Muddling Through the Shadow of the Past(s): Post-Communist Russia's Search for a New Regime Ideology, Cheng Chen

Political Institutional Trust in the Post-Attempted-Coup Republic of Armenia, Katy E. Pearce


Volume 18

Number 4 / Fall 2010

Rising Armenian-Georgian tensions and the Possibility of a New Ethnic Conflict, Artyom Tonoyan

Struggling for Citizenship: Civic Participaton and the State in Russia, Suvi Salmenniemi

Acquiring Assets, Debts and Citizens: Russia and the Micro-Foundations of Transnistria's Stalemated Conflict,Rebecca Chamberlain-Creanga and Lyndon K. Allin

Higher Education Reforms in the Fight Against Corruption in Georgia, Mariam Orkodashvili


Number 3 / Summer 2010

Russia's Food Policies and Foreign Policy, Stephen Wegren

Viktor Yanukovych First 100 days: Back to the Past, But What's The Rush?, Taras Kuzio

Reflections on Negotiations and Mediation: The Frozen Conflicts and European Security, William H. Hill

Medvedev, Putin and Perestroika 2.0, Gordon M. Hahn

Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Political Corruption of Russian Doctorates, Ararat L Osipian


Number 2 / Spring 2010

Open Borders, Closed Minds - Russia's Changing Migration Policies: Liberalization or Xenophobia?, Caress Schenk

Middling with Justice: Competitive Politics, Impunity, and Distrusted Courts in Post-Orange Ukraine, Alexei Trochev

The Molotov-Ribbentrop Commission and Claims of Post-Soviet Secessionist Territories to Sovreignty, Keiji Sato

The End of the Lithuanian Political "Patriarch's" Era: From Rise to Decline and Legacies Left Behind, Ausra Park

Book Review


Number 1 / Winter 2010

Book Reviews

Beyond Corruption: An Assessment of Russian Law Enforcement's Fight Against Human Trafficking, Lauren A McMarthy

A Tale of Two Transitions: Exploring the Origins of Post-Communist Judicial Culture in Romania and the Czech Republic, Daniel J. Beers

Be Careful What You Wish For: A Cautionary Tale of Post-Communist Judicial Empowerment, Maria Popova

Enforcing Oil and Zgas Contracts Without Courts: Reputational Constraints on Resource Nationalism in Russia and Azerbaijan, William Partlett


Volume 17

Number 4 / Fall 2009

A U.S. Lawyer's Opinionof the Economic Impact of Technology and Corporate law Developments in the USSR/Russia and China from the mid-1970s to Today, Thomas L. Shillinglaw

Does "Populism" in Europe's New Democracies Really Matter?, Philip Dimitrov

The Fundamentalist Utopia of Gennady Shimanov from the 1960s-1980s, Mikhail D. Suslov

Strident, Ambiguous and Duplicitous: Ukraine and the 2008 Russia-Georgia War, Taras Kuzio

Perestroika Began in Prague, Interview with Yevgeny Ambartsumov, Part I


Number 3 / Summer 2009

Still Staging Democracy: Contestation and Conciliation in Pstwar Georgia, Cory Welt

The Five-Day War and Transnational Politics: A Semiospace Spanning the Borders between Georgia, Russia and Ossentia, Kimitake Matsuzato

Georgian Politics since the August 2008 War, Svante E. Cornell and Niklas Nilsson

Victim of a "War of Ideologies": Azerbaijan after the Russia-Georgia War, Anar Valiyev


Number 2 / Spring 2009

Understanding Party Politics in the Former Soviet Union: Authoritarianism, Volatility and Incentive Structures, Max Bader

At a Dead End: Russian Policy and the Russian Far East, Stephen Blank

All Appeals Lead to Strasbourg? Unpacking the Impact of the European Court of Human Rights on Russia, Alexei Trochev

President Medvedev and the Contested Constitutional Underpinnings of Russia's Power Vertical, William E. Pomeranz


Number 1 / Winter 2009

Imagined Communities in an Intergrating Baltic Region, Michael Ardovino

Russian Babies, Russian Babes: Economic and Demographic Implications of International Adoption and International Trafficking for Russia, Judith Record McKinney

Following Only Some of the Money in Russia, Ethan S. Burger, Esq

Father Aleksandr Men and the Struggle to Recover Russia's Heritage, Wallace L. Daniel

Book Reviews


Volume 16

Number 4 / Fall 2008

The Uncertain Future: Sino-Russian Relations in the Twenty-First Century, Herman Pirchner Jr.

Political Graft and Education Corruption in Ukraine: Compliance, Collusion, and Control, Ararat L. Osipian

The First Steps of Russia's Public Chamber, Representation or Coordination?, Alfred B. Evans Jr.

Limited Choices: Russian Opposition Parties and the 2007 Duma Election, Nicklaus Laverty

Have Putin's Policies on Local Government Changed the Way Yaroslavl Is Governed? Jeffrey W. Hahn

Annual Index


Number 3 / Summer 2008

Introduction: Nontraditional Approaches to Russian Politics and Security, Harley Balzer

The Double Monopoly and Its Technologists: The Russian Preemptive Counterevolution, Alexander Etkind and Andrei Shcherbak

Standard Oil and Yukos in the Context of Early Capitalism in the United States and Russia, Vadim Volkov

Changing Federalism and the Islamic Challenge in Tatarstan, Eduard Ponarin

Patients in Contemporary Russian Reproductive Health Care Institutions: Strategies of Establishing Trust, Anna Temkina and Elena Zdravomyslova

Kravchuk and Yeltsiin at Reelection, David C. Brooker


Number 2 / Spring 2008

Book Reviews

Russia's Borderline Personality, Fredo Arias-King, Arlene King de Arias, and Fredo Arias de la Canal

Was Liberty Really Bad for Russia? (Part II), Leon Aron

The Problem and Lasting Change: Civil Society and the Colored Revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine, Nicklaus Laverty

From Stabilization to Marketization: The Political Economy of Reforms in Azerbaijan, Fuad Aliyev

Can the Memory of a Historical Uprising Reduce Transitional Uncertainty? A Comparative Study of Hungary and the Former Soviet Union, Gergana Yankova


Number 1 / Winter 2008

Introduction to the Fifteenth Anniversary Issue, Fredo Arias-King

The New Imperial Russia, Marshall I. Goldman

Putin's Lurch toward Tsarism and Neoimperialism: Why the United States Should Care, Anders Aslund

Was Liberty Really Bad for Russia? (Part I), Leon Aron

Russia and China in the Global Economy, Harley Balzer

Anti-Americanism, Anti-Westernism, and Anti-Semitism among Russia's Muslims, Gordon Hahn

Assessing the Courts in Russia: Parameters of Progress under Putin, Peter H. Solomon Jr.

Is Russia Becoming a Normal Society?, Richard Rose

Still "Treading Air"? Looking at the Post-Enlargement Challenges to Democracy in the Baltic States, David J. Galbreath

Democratic Breakthroughs and Revolutions in Five Postcommunist Countries: Comparative perspectives of the Fourth Wave, Taras Kuzio


Volume 15

Number 4 / Fall 2007

Book Reviews

Introduction, Marshall I. Goldman

The Dog Barks but the Caravan Moves On, Marshall I. Goldman

Russia and the United States: No Longer Rivals, Not Yet Partners, Richard H. Matzke

Russia and the European Union: An Outlook for Collaboration and Competition in European Natural Gas Markets, Michael D. Cohen

Energy Reform in Russia and the Implications for European Energy Security, Robert F. Price

Natural Gas in the Context of Russia's Energy System, Leslie Dienes

The Unified Energy Systems of Russia (RAO-UES) in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Nets of Interdependence, Theresa Sabonis-Helf

Energy Dependence and Political Power: Some Paradoxes

Annual Index


Number 3 / Summer 2007

Framing U.S.-Russian Security Cooperation: Neorealist and Neoliberal Alternatives to Navigating the New Security Terrain, Brad McAllister

The Chechnya Conflict: Freedom Fighters or Terrorists?, James Hughes

U.S. Interests in Central Asia and Their Challenges, Stephen Blank

Inside Out: Domestic Political Change and Foreign Policy in Vladimir Putin's First Term, Samuel Charap


Number 2 / Spring 2007

Book Reviews

Russia and Central Asia: The Growing Policy Challeneger for the International Community, The Honorable Alcee L. Hastings, M.C

"Sovereign Democracy" and Russia's Relations with the European Union, Derek Averee

Municipal Reform in the Russian Federation and Putin's "Electoral Vertical," Cameron Ross

Victims of a Managed Democracy? Explaining the Electoral Decline of the Yabloko Party, David White

Gorbachev, Lenin and the Break with Leninism, Archie Brown

So What Changed? The 1998 Financial Crisis and Russia's Economic and Political Development, Neil Robinson

Civic Trust and Governance in Armenia, Artak Shakaryan


Number 1 / Winter 2007

Book Reviews

The Diffusion of Revolutions: Comparing Recent Regime Turnovers in Five Post-Communist Countries, Menno Fenger

Orange People: A Brief History of Transnational Liberation Networks in East Central Europe, Fredo Arias King

Russia's Political Youths, Michael Schwirtz

Through an Orange-Colored Lens: Western Media, Constructed Imagery, and Color Revolutions, Andres Schipani-Aduriz

A Revolution of the Mind, Interview with Yulia Malysheva

Russians Must Shed Fear, Interview with Maria Gaidar

Revolution is Contagious, Interview with Marek Kapusta

The Institutional Design of Russian Federalism: A Comparative Study of Three Republics; Tatrstan, Dagestan and Chechnya, Stergos Kaloudis


Volume 14

Number 4 / Fall 2006

The Orange Revolution at the Crossroads, Taras Kuzio

Why Donbass Votes for Yanukovych: Confronting the Ukrainian Orange Revolution, Ararat L. Osipian and Alexandr L. Osipian

Mythmaking and Its Discontents in the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Campaign, Olena Yatsunska

The Genesis of the European Union's Relations with Ukraine and Belarus, Interview with Luis Moreno

Inventing Akromiya: The Role of Uzbek Propagandists in the Andijon Massacre, Sarah Kendzior

Geopolitics versus Democracy in Takjikistan, Shahram Akbarzadeh

The Use of Rhetoric and the Mass Media in Russia's War on Terror, Greg Simons

The Political Economy of the Resource Curse in Russia, Patreek Goorha

Nationalism and the Transition to Democracy: The Post-Soviet Experience, Graeme Gill

Annual Index


Number 3 / Summer 2006

Book Reviews

Differing Dynamics of Semipresidentialism across Euro/Eurasian Borders: Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova, and Armenia, Kimitaka Matsuzato

Democratization in Armenia: Some Trends of Political Culture and Behavior, Vahe Sahakyan and Arthur Atanesyan

The South Caucasus: Problems of Stability and Regional Security, David Shahnazaryan

The Trade-offs between Security and Civil Liberties in Russia's War on Terror: The Regional Dimension, Nabi Abdullaev and Simon Saradzhyan

The Political Science of Russia-Belarus Relations: Insulating Minsk from a Color Revolution, Thomas Ambrosio

Ideas of Revolutions and Revolutionary Ideas, Leon Aron


Number 2 / Spring 2006

Introduction, Gerard Libaridian

Macroinstitutional Political Structures and Their Development in Armen, Alexander Markarov

The Politics of Independence and Transition - Interveiw with Ara Sahakyan, Gerard Libaridian

Economic Reform and War - Interview with Hrand Bagratyan, Gerard Libaridian

Economic Challenges Faced by the New Armenian State, Armand Sarian

Redefining Armenian National Security, Richard Giragosian

From Ter-Petrossian to Kocharian: Explaining Continuity in Armenian Foreign Policy, 1991-2003, Taline Papazian

The Nagorno-Karabakh Settlement Revisited: Is Peace Achievable?, Levon Zourabian

Dual Citizenship Debates in Armenia: In Pursuit of National Identity since Independence, Arus Harutyunyan

The Armenian Media in Context: Soviet Heritage, the Politics of Transition, Democracy, and the Rule of Law, Marina Kurkchiyan

From Post-Soviet Studies to Armenianology, Asbed Kotchikian


Number 1 / Spring 2006

Editor's Introduction, Sally W. Stoecker

Russians and Their Party System, Stephen White

In Search of Heroes: Cultural Politics and Political Mobilization of Youths in Contemporary Russia and Ukraine, Viktoriya Topalova

Not Guilty Until the Supreme Court Finds You Guilty: A Reflection on Jury Trials in Russia, Kristi O'Malley

What Russia Must Do to Fight Organized Crime, Thomas Firestone

"Learning" to Offer an Alternative to Military Service: Norm Adoption in Russia, Flemming Splidsboel Hansen

Antitrafficking Policies in Asia and the Russian Far East: A Comparative Perspective, Emily E. Schuckman

The Russian Diaspora in Central Asia: Russian Compatriots and Moscow's Foreign Policy, Charles E. Ziegler

The Warming of Turkish-Russian Relations: Motives and Implications, James W. Warhola and Wiliiam A. Mitchell

Primakov Redux? Putin's Pursuit of "Multipolarism" in Asia, Mark N. Katz


Volume 13

Number 4 / Winter 2005

Economic Reform after the Revolution in the Kyrgyz Republic, Anders Aslund

Kyrgystan's Tulip Revolution - Interview with Roza Otunbayena, Eugene Huskey

Russian Policy toward Ukraine during Elections, Taras Kuzio

Georgia as a Laboratory for Democracy, James V. Wertsch

Moldova's Orange Evolution - Interview Iurie Rosca, Victoria Cusnir

The Rise of Islamist Extremism in Kabardino-Balkariya, Gordon M. Hahn

How Ukrainians View Their Orange Revolution: Public Opinion and the National Peculiarities of Citizenry Political Activities, Viktor Stepanenko


Number 3 / Summer 2005

Threats of Judicial Counterreform in Putin's Russia, Peter H. Solomon, Jr.

Federalism and Electoral Authoritarianism under Putin, Cameron Ross

The Democratic Choice of Kazakhstan: A Case study in Economic Liberalization, Intraelite Cleavage, and Political Opposition, Barbara Junisbai and Azamat Junisbai

Post-Soviet Azerbaijan: Transition to Sultanistic Semiauthoritarianism? An Attempt at Conceptualization, Farid Guliyev

Orthodoxy and Global Pluralism, Peter L. Berger

Orthodox Chirstianity, Civil Society, and Russian Democracy, Christopher Marsh


Number 2 / Spring 2005

Introduction, Gordon M. Hahn

Builder and Destroyer: Thoughts on Gorbachev's Soviet Resolutions, 1985-1991, Walter D. Connor

Ordinary Russians? Rethinking August 1991, Harley Balzer

Addressing the Challenges of Russia's "Failing State": The Legacy of Gorbachev and the Promise of Putin, John P. Willerton, Mikhail Beznosov and Martin Carrier

The Hazards of Half-measures: Perestroika and the Failure of Post-Soviet Democratization, M. Steven Fish

Perestroika and the Challenge of Democracy in Russia, Richard Sakwa

Gorbachev Steered Things in a Constructive Way, Interview with Pavel R. Palazchenko

From Brezhnev Doctrine to Sinatra Doctrine, Interview with Gennady Gerasimov

The Correlation between Healthy and Ill Forces is Not in Our Favor, Interview with Tatyana I. Zaslavskaya


Number 1 / Winter 2005

The Perestroika of Demokratizatsiya, Fredo Arias-King

Feeding the Hand that Bit You: Votin for Ex-authoritarian Rulers in Russia and Bolivia, Amber L. Seligson and Joshua A. Tucker

Semipresidentialism in Ukraine: Institutionalist Centrism in Rmapant Clan Politics, Kimitaka Matsuzato

From Disengagement to Active Economic Competition: Russia's Return to the South Caucasus and Central Asia, Jeronim Perovic

Is Putin Pursuing Policy of Eurasianism, Matthew Schmidt

The New Russian identity and the United States, Vladimir Zvonovsky

Breaking the Postcommunist Limitality: The Transformation process in Eastern Europe, Jiri S. Melich

Russia's Political Party System as (Continued) Impediment to Democratization: the 2003 Duma and 2004 Presidential Elections in Perspective, Jonathan W. Riggs and Peter J. Schraeder

Conclusion, Julia Kilmer


Volume 12

Number 4 / Fall 2004

Back to the Future: An Overview of Moldova Under Voronin, Paul D. Quinlan

Socialism with Unclear Characteristics: The Moldovan Communists in Government, Luke March

Federalization and Constitution Making as Instument of Conflict Resolution, Stevem D. Roper

The Foreign Policy of the Voronin Administration, Robert Weiner

Interview with Dumitru Braghis

The Democrats Must Co-Operate, Interview with Iurie Rosca

The Tyranny of Small Differences: The Relationship between Ethnic Diversity and Democracy in the former Socialist Bloc, Scott Radnitz

The Internet and Democratization: The development of Russian Internet Society, Marcus Alexander

Interview with Yuri Felshtinsky


Number 3 / Summer 2004


Russia: Death and Resurrection of KGB, J. Michael Waller

East Germany: The Stasi and De-Stasification, John O. Koehler

Lithuania: A Problem of Disclosure, Tomas Skucas

Tropical Chekists: The Secret Police Legacy in Nicaragua

Poland: Continuity and Change, Andrzej Grojewski

Esau's Birthright and Jacob's Pottage: A Brief Look at Orthodox - Methodist Ecumenism in Tweintieth - Century Russia, Rev. Thomas Hoffman and William Alex Primedore


Number 2 / Spring 2004

Federal Reforms in Russia: Putin's Challenge to the Republics, James Alexander

Where is Russia Going? Putin's Second Term, Vladimir Brovkin

Civil Society in the Past-Communist Context: Linking Theoretical Concept and Social Transformation, Tanya Narozhna

The Origins of United Russia and the Putin Presidency: The Role of Contingency in Party-System Development, Henry E. Hale

Georgia, Moldova and Bulgaria: Dismantling Communist Structures is Hardly Extremism, Interview with Irina Sarishvili-Chanturia, Iurie Rosca and Philip Dimitrov

Managed Democracy? Building Stealth Authoritarianism in St. Petersburg, Gordon M. Hahn

Russia's Political Party: System as an Impediment to Democratization, Johathan W. Riggs and Peter J. Schaeder


Number 1 / Winter 2004

Putin: Consummate Illiberal or Embryonic Anti-Liberal? Fredo Arias-King, Issue Editor

Aleksandr Dugin's Foundations of Geopolitics, John B. Dunlop

Putin Represents an Imperial Course for Russia, Interview with Grigory A. Yavlinsky

Putin’s Russia: Is It a Doable Project? Mikhail Beliaev

Belarus Will Soon Be Liberated, Interview with Stanislau Shushkevich

Georgia: Rise and Fall of the Façade Democracy, Jaba Devdariani

Chernobyl and Its Political Fallout: A Reassessment, Nicholas Daniloff

From Russia without Love: The “Fourth Wave” of Global Human Trafficking, Johanna Granville

Yuri Shchekochikhin: A Tribute, Fredo Arias-King, Issue Editor


Volume 11

Number 4 / Fall 2003

Book Reviews

Stabilizing Estonia: The International Dimension of State Security and Ethnic Integration Policy, Gregory Feldman

Free Trade in the 1990s: Understanding Estonian Exceptionalism, Gregory Feldman

Challenges to Estonia's Economic Policymaking at the Eve of EU Enlargement, Andreas Freytag

Estonia: A Look at Its Successful but Unknown Transition, Mel Huang

Reminiscing with the "Father of the Kroon" - Interview with Siim Kallas

Key Moments in the History of Estonia

Security in Flux: International Integration and the Transformations of Threat in Estonia, Merje Kuus

"Just Do It" - Interview with Mart Laar

Social Contradictions Shadowing Estonia's "Success Story", Marju Lauristin

Changing Media in a Changing Society, Peeter Vihalemm


Number 3 / Summer 2003

Book Reviews

The New Russian Code of Criminal Procedure: The Next Step on the Path of Russia 's Democratization, Victor V. Filippov

The Past, Present, and Future of the Russian Federal State, Gordon M. Hahn

Reforming the Procedural Rules for Business Litigation in Russia: To What End?, Kathryn Hendley

Editor's Introduction, Sally W. Stoecker

An Evaluation of Ukrainian Legislation to Counter and Criminalize Human Trafficking, Olga Pyshchulina

Resisting Putin's Federal Reforms on the Legal Front, Robert Sharlet

Institutional Determinants of Chronic Policy Failure in Yeltsin's Russia, Alexander Sokolowski

The New Justices of the Peace in the Russian Federation: A Cornerstone of Judicial Reform?, Peter H. Solomon, Jr.

A Comparative Analysis of the 1994, 1998, and 2002 Election Campaigns for the Nikolayev City Council, Olena Yatsunka


Number 2 / Spring 2003

Reply to Christoph Stefes, Anders Aslund

The Future of Russo-American Partnership, Stephen Blank

Who Is with Whom: The United States, the European Union, and Russia on the Eve of War in Iraq, Vladimir Brovkin

Russian Preferred Self-image and the Two Chechen Wars, Simone Ispa-Landa

Working with the Russians, Donald N. Jensen

Russia's Accession to the Council of Europe and Compliance with European Human Rights Norms, Pamela A. Jordan

Baltic-Russian Relations in Light of Expanding NATO and EU, Marko Mihkelson

Russia in the New World Order: Power and Tolerance in Contemporary International Relation, Valerii Ivanovich Mikhailenko

U.S. Support for Anti-Soviet and Anti-Russian Guerrilla Movements and the Undermining of Democracy, Michael Powelson

Stability vs. Volatility: Why the CIS Is Not a Shining Example for Central Europe, Christoph H. Stefes

NATO: The Only West That Russia Has?, Ira Straus

U.S. Terrorism, International Security, and Leadership: Toward a U.S.-EU-Russia Security Triangle, George Voskopoulos


Number 1 / Winter 2003

The Centrality of Elites, Fredo Arias-King

Trade Access Versus an Economic Model, Anders Aslund

Demography and Democracy in Russia: Human Capital Challenges to Democratic Consolidation, Harley Balzer

Russia as an Economic Superpower: Fantasy or Possibility?, Marshall I. Goldman

Sovietology, Post-Sovietology, and the Study of Postcommunist Democratization, Stephen E. Hanson

On the Future of the Russian State, Eugene Huskey

Introduction to the 10th Anniversary Edition, Fredo Arias-King

Is Russia Rising?, Andrew C. Kuchins

Generational Change in Russia, Michael McFaul

The End of Three Ideological Eras: What Is Next for the Russian Economy?, James Millar

The War on Terrorism in Central Asia and the Cause of Democratic Reform, Martha Brill Olcot

With or Against the West: Russia 's Debate Continues, Herman Pirchner

Post-Sovietology Blues: Reflections on a Tumultuous Decade, Peter Rutland

Constitutional Law and Politics in Russia: Surviving the First Decade, Robert Sharlet

Crime and Corruption: Enduring Problems of Post-Soviet Development, Louise I. Shelley

Belarus: To Democracy through Neo-Communism, Stanislau Shushkevich

From Partiinost to Zakonnost: The Languid Creation of Legal Consciousness in Russia, Sally W. Stoecker

The Russian Left and the French Paradigm, Joan Barth Urban

The United States, Russia, and the New Challenges, Nikolai V. Zlobin


Volume 10

Number 4 / Fall 2002

Structure and Context in the Study of Post-Soviet Russia: Several Empirical Generalizations in Search of a Theory, Leon Aron

Book Reviews

Russia, Islam, and the War on Terrorism: An Uneasy Future, Ariel Cohen

Putin and the Middle East, Robert O. Freedman

Mexico and Russia: Mirror Images?, Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Fueling the Future: The Prospects for Russian Oil and Gas, Fiona Hill and Florence Fee

Estonia's Knight Returns, Mel Huang

The 2002 Parliamentary Elections as an Indicator of the Sociopolitical Development of Ukraine, Oleksandr Sushko

The Agenda Before NATO and Russia, Tomas Valasek


Number 3 / Summer 2002

Recent Assessments of Social Organizations in Russia, Alfred B. Evans, Jr.

Russia's Elites in Search of Consensus: What Kind of Consolidation?, Vladimir Gelman

Civil Society from Above? Statist and liberal Models of State-Building in Russia, Henry E. Hale

Civil Activism without NGOs: The Communist Party as a Civil Society Substitute, Ivan Kurilla

Lost Civilization: The Thorough Repression of Civil Society in Belarus, Mark Lenzi

Postcommunist Civil Society in Comparative Perspective, Marc Morje Howard

Toward an Uncivil Society? Contextualizing the Decline of Post-Soviet Russian Parties of the Extreme Right Wing, Andreas Umland


Number 2 / Spring 2002

Book Reviews

Comprehending the Weakness of Russia's Unions, Stephen Crowley

Two Paths to a Greener Future: Environmentalism and Civil Society Development in Russia, Laura A. Henry

Introduction, Michael A. McFaul

The Kremlin's Civic Forum: Cooperation or Co-optation for Civil Society in Russia?, Alexander Nikitin and Jane Buchanan

Civil Society and the Challenge of Russian Gosudarstvennost, John Squier

Women's NGOs in Russia: Struggling from the Margins, Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom

On the Road to the Civic Forum: State and Civil Society from Yeltsin to Putin, Marcia A. Weigle

Human Rights in Post-Soviet Russia, Jonathan D. Weiler



Number 1 / Winter 2002

Book Reviews

Adult Stigmatization and the Hidden Power of Homeless Children in Russia, Clementine Fujimura

Russian-Iranian Relations in the Putin Era, Mark N. Katz

Social Capital and Grassroots Democracy in Russia's Regions: Evidence from the 1999-2001 Gubernatorial Elections, Christopher Marsh

Regional Variations in the Implementation of Russia's Federal District Reform, Lynn D. Nelson and Irina Y. Kuzes

Moldova Under Lucinschi, Paul D. Quinlan

Transnational Crime: The Case of Russian Organized Crime and the Role of International Cooperation in Law Enforcement, Louise Shelley


Volume 9

Number 4 / Fall 2001

How to Fight a Religious Protest Movement?, Vladimir N. Brovkin

Putin's Federal Reforms: Reintegrating Russia's Legal Space or Upsetting Metastability of Russia's Asymmetrical Federalism, Gordon M. Hahn

Can Ukrainian Communists and Socialists Evolve to Social Democracy?, Olexiy Haran

Migration and Restructuring in Post-Soviet Russia, Timothy Heleniak

A Half-Democratic Russia Will Always Be a Half-Ally to the United States, Michael McFaul and Nikolai Zlobin

The End of the Insular State?, Sally W. Stoecker

Russia's Potential Futures in the Euro-Atlantic-OECD World, Ira Straus

Religion and Politics in Neighboring Belarus and Poland: Gender Dimensions, Larissa Titarenko

Apart from Russia or Part of Russia: A Sad Saga of Ukrainian-Russian Relations, Igor Torbakov

Russian Nationalism in Western Studies: Misadventures of a Moribund Paradigm, Alexander Yanov


Number 3 / Summer 2001

Democratizing Russian Higher Education, Michael V. Deaver

The New Russians' Jokelore: Genesis and Sociological Interpretations, Emil Draitser

Ukrainian Higher Education in Transition: Perspectives and Policy Implications, William Gleason

Trafficking in Human Beings in Georgia and the CIS, Georgi Glonti

Economic Liberalism and Security Preferences: A Comparative Case Study of Russia and Ukraine in the 1990s, Benjamin E. Goldsmith

The Political Underpinnings of U.S. Bilateral Aid to the Countries of Transcaucasus, Ekaterine Metreveli and Ester Hakobyan

Putin's Federal Reform Package: A Recipe for Unchecked Kremlin Power, Robert Orttung


Number 2 / Spring 2001

Russian Responses to Crisis Management in the Balkans: How NATO's Past Actions May Shape Russia's Future Involvement, Rebecca J. Johnson

Russian Federalism: Continuing Myth or Political Salvation?, Daniel R. Kempton

Putin's Policy toward Japan: Return of the Two Islands, or More?, Hiroshi Kimura

Russia's Relations with China and India: Strategic Partnerships, Yes; Strategic Alliances, No, Andrew C. Kuchins

"Back to the USSR?": New Trends in Russian Regional Policy, Emil Pain

Perm Oblast : Autonomies to Choose From, Boris Povarnitsyn

The City, Contested Identity, and Democratic Transitions, Blair A. Ruble

Homelessness and Criminal Exploitation of Russian Minors: Realities, Resources, and Legal Remedies, Sally W. Stoecker

Between Appeasement and Coercion: Russia's Center- Periphery Relations from Yeltsin to Putin, Michael Thumann


Number 1 / Winter 2001

Russia's Ulster: The Chechen War and Its Consequences, Stephen Blank

Moving Money, Making Money, and Parking Money Overseas: Front Companies in Offshore Jurisdictions, Vladimir Brovkin

Barkashov and the Russian Power Ministries, 1994-2000, John B. Dunlop

The Political Economy of Federalism in Russia, Prateek Goorha

The Special Powers of Russia's Parliament, Igor V. Grankin

Russia and the IMF: A Sordid Tale of Moral Hazard, Stefan Hedlund

Nongovernmental Actors in U.S. and Russian Chemical Demilitarization Efforts: A Need for Mutual Understanding and Cooperation, Igor Khripunov and George W. Parshall

Privatization in Russia: Preliminary Results and Socioeconomic Implications, Victor Supyan

The Dark Forces: Popular Analogies in Russian Politics, Alexander Zaslavsky


Volume 8

Number 4 / Fall 2000

Vladimir Putin's Vertical State and the Embryo of a Horizontal Opposition, Virginie Coulloudon

Georgia at the Crossroads, Georgi Glonti

Halfway Home and a Long Way to Go: Russian and Kazakh Roads to Sectoral and Political Corruption, Keith E. Henderson

Environmental Challenges in the NIS: Recommendations for the New U.S. Administration, Nancy Lubin

Civic Community, Communist Support, and Democratization in Russia: The View from Smolensk, Christopher Marsh

Unraveling the Mystery of the Tashkent Bombings: Theories and Implications, Abdumannob Polat and Nikolai Butkevich

Russia: Its Place in the Twenty-First Century and the Implications for the United States, David Satter

Recent Elections in Georgia: At Long Last, Stability?, Darrell Slider

Borderland Identities or Steering a Sinking Ship?, Michael Szporer

Ukraine: Vagaries of the Post-Soviet Transition, Igor Torbakov


Number 3 / Summer 2000

In Search of a Historic Yeltsin, Leon Aron

National Security, Civil Society, and Human Rights in Russia: Conceptual and Legal Framework, Sergei Baburkin

Belarus's Relations with NATO and Russia in the Context of European Security, Andrei Fedorov

The Fate of the Russian State, Thomas E. Graham, Jr.

Remembering Anatoly Sobchak, Alan Holiman

On the Way to Democracy: Women 's Activism in Kazakhstan, Galiya Khassanova

Russian Democracy-A U.S. National Security Interest, Michael McFaul and Sarah E. Mendelson

Belarus: Self-Identification and Statehood, Stanislav Shushkevich

"New Russian" Humor, Nikolai Zlobin


Number 2 / Spring 2000

Is It Power or Principle? A Footnote on the Talbott Doctrine, Fredo Arias-King

Putin and Shoigu: Reversing Russia 's Decline, Theodore Karasik

The Social-Psychological Roots of the Ethnic Problems in Crimea, Carina Korostelina

Coming of Age in Post-Soviet Central Asia: New Dilemmas and Challenges Facing Youth and Children, Kathleen Kuehnast

The Russian State Duma, On-Stage and Off: Inquiry, Impeachment, and Opposition, Martha Merritt

Politics in Post-Soviet Russia: Where Are the Women?, Carol Nechemias

The Walis That Have Yet to Fall: Belarus as a Mirror of CIS Transition, Larissa G. Titarenko

Foreign Trade Policymaking in Belarus: Current Practices and Problems, Irina E. Tochitskaya


Number 1 / Winter 2000

After Kosovo: The Impact of NATO Expansion on Russian Political Parties, Johanna Granville

Importing Civil Society: Foreign Aid and the Women's Movement in Russia, Sarah Henderson

The Boss: How Yuri Luzhkov Runs Moscow, Donald N. Jensen

Russia's 1999 Parliamentary Elections: Party Consolidation and Fragmentation, Michael McFaul

Russian Realities: Nuclear Weapons, Bureaucratic Maneuvers, and Organized Crime, Todd H. Nelson

On Strategies for Combating Corruption in Russia, Vitaly A. Nomokonov

The Rise in Human Trafficking and the Role of Organized Crime, Sally Stoecker

Patronage and the Presidential Critique: Budget Policy in the Fifth Russian State Duma, Frank C. Thames, Jr.


Volume 7

Number 4 / Fall 1999

Discourse on NATO in Russia during the Kosovo War, Vladimir Brovkin

From Decline to Disintegration: The Russian Military Meets the Millennium, Eva T. Busza

George Kennan and the Challenge of Siberia, Nicholas Daniloff

The Russian Military Faces "Creeping Disintegration", Dale R. Herspring

Russian Regions as International Actors, Andrey S. Makarychev

Russian Regions after the Crisis: Coping with Economic Troubles Governors Reap Political Rewards, Radoslav K. Petkov and Natan M. Shkylar

An Illinois Yankee in Tsar Yeltsin's Court: Justice in Russia, Ronald R. Pope

Rigging the U.S.-Russian Relationship: Harvard, Chubais, and the Transidentity Game, Janine R. Wedel


Number 3 / Summer 1999

Pluralism in the Komi Republic? Overcoming Executive Resistance, James Alexander

From Oligarchy to Oligarchy: The Structure of Russia's Ruling Elite, Thomas Graham

How Russia Is Ruled-1998, Donald N. Jensen

Russia's Many Foreign Policies, Michael McFaul

The Law Must Be Advantageous to Foreigners-Interview with Oleg Mironov

Leadership in Modern Russian Society A Regional Survey, Tatiyana Ryskova

Russian Constitutional Change: An Opportunity Missed, Robert Sharlet

Yabloko Is the Single Democratic Power-Interview with Victor Sheinis

Post-Soviet Youth: Engagement in Civil Society-Belarus and Beyond, Larissa G. Titarenko


Number 2 / Spring 1999

Soviet Domestic Politics and Collapse of the Outer Empire, 1989, Fredo Arias-King

Tributes to Galina Starovoitova, Ariel Cohen

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Political Dynamics in Central Asia, Gregory Gleason

Political Integration and Political Parties in Post-Soviet Russian Politics, John T. Ishiyama

Lending a Hand While Keeping Our Distance-Interview with Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

Is There a Successor Generation in the Former Soviet Union?, Elena Kudriashova and Valery Novytsky

Legal Reform in Ukraine: Life in the Trenches, Christopher Lehmann

Russia in the 1990s: Democratization, Postcommunism, or Something Else?, Andrei Melville

The Rule of Law and Russian Culture-Are They Compatible?, Ronald R. Pope

Tomorrow May Be Too Late-Interview with Lech Walesa


Number 1 / Winter 1999

A Tribute to Galina Starovoitova, Fredo Arias-King

The Noncommunist Left, Social Constituencies, and Political Strategies in Russia, Paul T. Christensen

Russia's 1997 Law Renews Religious Persecution, John B. Dunlop

The Patriarch and the President: Religion and Political Choice in Russia, Vicki L. Helsi, Ebru Erdem, William Reisinger, and Arthur Miller

Electoral Democracy or Electoral Clanism? Russian Democratization and Theories of Transition, Alexander Lukin

Republican Party Calls for Reunification of Democratic Forces-Interview with Vladimir Lysenko

The Russian Orthodox Church under Patriarch Aleksii II and the Russian State: An Unholy Alliance?, Leslie L. McGann

Changing Russia's Electoral System: Assessing Alternative Forms of Representation and Elections, Misha Myagkov and Peter C. Ordeshook

The Communist Parties of Russia and Ukraine on the Eve of the 1999 Elections: Similarities, Contrasts, and Interactions, Joan Barth Urban


Volume 6

Number 4 / Fall 1998

The Russia You Never Met, Matt Bivens and Jonas Bernstein

The Baltic Reborn: Challenges of Transition, Walter C. Clemens, Jr.

Corruption: What Can Be Done about It? A Practitioner's Perspective through a Russian Lens, Keith Henderson

Murder for Hire as a Manifestation of Organized Crime, V. A. Nomokonov and V. I. Shulga

The Boris Yeltsin of History, Peter Rutland

Weimar Russia?, Karl W. Ryavec

Organized Crime and Corruption in Ukraine: Impediments to the Development of a Free Market Economy, Louise I. Shelley

Privatization, Corruption, and Reform in Present Day Russia, Remarks by Veniamin Sokolov


Number 3 / Summer 1998

The State of the Russian State: Diagnoses and Prognoses, George W. Breslauer

Russian Democracy: From the Future to the Past, Stephen Blank

Fragmentation of Authority and Privatization of the State: From Gorbachev to Yeltsin, Vladimir Brovkin

Elite Groups in Russia, Virginie Coulloudon

The Yeltsin Era in the Light of Russian History: Reform or Reaction?, Dmitri Glinski and Peter Reddaway

Governance and the Russian Economy, Philip Hanson

Russian Economic Reform and the Restructuring of Interests, Lynn D. Nelson and Irina Y. Kuzes

Oligarchs, Retread Nomenklaturshchiki, Clansmen, Warlords, and Polyarchs: Five Divergent Paths to the Russian Future, Blair A. Ruble

Unraveling the Soviet Union: Gorbachev's Change in World View, Susanne Sternthal


Number 2 / Spring 1998

A Paradigm Shift in Russo-Japanese Relations, Tsuneo Akaha

Back Yard Politics: Russia's Foreign Policy Toward the Caspian Basin, Brent Griffith

All Religions Are Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others: Russia's 1997 Restrictive Law of Religious Practices, William J. Kovatch, Jr.

Editor's Introduction to the Spring 1998 Issue, Sally W. Stoecker

Russo-Japanese Relations: Opportunity for a Rapprochement?, Peggy Falkenheim Meyer

Russia and the Two Koreas: The Dilemmas of "Dual Engagement", James Clay Moltz

Sino-Russian Relations: Will the Strategic Partnership Endure?, Gilbert Rozman



Number 1 / Winter 1998

The Dynamics of Integration: Russia and the Near Abroad, Jan S. Adams

Proposed Solutions to the Organized Crime Problem in Russia: Lessons Learned from Social and Legal Approaches Employed in the United States, Great Britain, and Sicily, Joseph L. Albini and R. E. Rogers

Samashki: Belief and Betrayal in a Chechen Town at War, Thomas Goltz

Georgian Politics and the Conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Rusudan Gorgiladze

NATO Expansion: A View from the State Duma, Valery N. Gorokhov and Dmitry Ye. Gorovtsov

The LDPR Is Here for the Long Run-Interview with Vyacheslav Kiselev

Georgia-Abkhazia Conflict: View from Abkhazia, Liana Kvarchelia

"Virtual" Property and Post-Communist Globalization, Maria Los

In International Politics, Everyone Is for Himself-Interview with Alexei Mitrofanov

Azerbaijan and the Caspian Basin: Pipelines and Geopolitics, Jayhun Molla-Zade

Dynamics of State-Building in Georgia, Ghia Nodia

My Goal Is to Lay Down My Conditions-Interview with Ella Pamfilova

There Is No Reason for Us to Be Corrupted Because We Are the Richest Political Party-Interview with Vladimir Ryzhkov

The United States, Iran, Russia, and Turkey: The Struggle for Azerbaijan, S. Rob Sobhani

Russia, Crime, and the Moral Educative Function of Law, Barbara Ann Stolz

We Have Dictatorship in the Form of Democracy-Interview with Alexander N. Yakovlev


Volume 5

Number 4 / Fall 1997

Russia: Permanent Narrow Escape, Boris Altshuler

From the Archives: Twelve Documents from the Secret Archives of the Central Committee

Introduction, Fifth Anniversary Issue, Louise Shelley and Fredo Arias-King

The State of Transition Economics, Anders Aslund

Listening for the Russian Voice, W. Donald Bowles

Russia: A Year into Yeltsin's Second Term, Vladimir Brovkin

Ignore Sovietology at Your Peril, Marshall I Goldman

Russia, Science, and Social Constructivism, Loren R. Graham

The Russian Democratic Movement: Past, Present, and Future, Vladimir N. Lysenko

The Central Asian States: An Overview of Five Years of Independence, Martha Brill Olcott

Stealing the Russian State, Louise I. Shelley

What Is the State of Democracy in the Post-Communist Countries?, Bruce L. R. Smith

Why Russia Needs NATO, Martin Walker

From Post-Communist Chaos to Mature Democracy, Victor Yasmann


Number 3 / Summer 1997

The Evolution of Authoritarianism in Turkmenistan, Kareem Al-Bassam

Prospects for Kazakstan's Asian Liberalism, Gregory Gleason

The Writing on the Wall, Nikolai Zlobin

Constraining Democratic Development: Institutions and Party System Formation in Kyrgyzstan, Gregory Koldys

Regional and Religious Politics in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan: Some Preliminary Notes, Keith Martin

How the KGB Violates Citizens' Rights: The Case of Alexander Nikitin, Thomas Nilsen and Jon Gauslaa

Nation Making in Russia's Jewish Autonomous Oblast: Initial Goals and Surprising Results, William R. Siegel


Number 2 / Spring 1997

Russia's 1996 Gubernatorial Elections and the Implications for Yeltsin, Laura Belin

Civil Society and Political Authority in the Semenov District, Alfred B. Evans

The Municipal Legislature in Novosibirsk, 1992-95, Jonathan Harris

Legal Reform in Russia: A View from the State Duma-Interview with Oleg O. Mironov

Interest Representation in Sverdlovsk and the Ascendancy of Regional Corporatism, Lynn D. Nelson and Irina Y. Kuzes

"They Pretend to Pay Us...." The Wage Arrears Crises in the Post-Soviet States, Daniel Rosenblum

The Role of Antimonopoly Committees in the Former Soviet Union, Thomas A. Timberg

Russia's Elected Governors: A Force to Be Reckoned With, Marc Zlotnik


Number 1 / Winter 1997

Response from the Department of Defense, Ashton B. Carter

Author's Rebuttal to the Department of Defense, J. Michael Waller

"Delay, Postpone, Obfuscate, Derail" A Case Study of U.S. Government Response to Criticism of Assistance Programs to Russia, J. Michael Waller

Who Stole What in Russia's December 1993 Elections, Mikhail Filippov and Peter C. Ordeshook

Russian Policy in the Transcaucasian "Near Abroad" The Case of Azerbaijan, Jim MacDougall

The Split and Reconfiguration of Ex-Communist Party Factions in the Russian Oblasts: Chelyabinsk, Samara, Ulyanovsk, Tambov, and Tver (1991-95), Kimitaka Matsuzato

Russia Reconsidered: Another Look at the Revolution from Below, Dmitry Mikheyev

Response from the Department of State, Richard Morningstar

Author's Rebuttal to the Department of State, J. Michael Waller

To Russia, With Cash, J. Michael Waller

Catastrophism on the Eve of 2000: Apocalyptic Ideology Between Russia's Past and Future, Vladimir Shlapentokh


Volume 4

Number 4 / Fall 1996

Russian Supreme Soviet Investigation of the 1991 Coup: The Suppressed Transcripts: Part 4: Hearings on the Participation of the Leadership of the Soviet Armed Forces, J. Michael Waller

Yeltsin's Newest Coup, Stephen Blank and Jacob Kipp

Health and Social Stability in the Former Soviet Union: The Need for Policy Direction, Edward J. Burger, Jr.

Alexander Barkashov and the Rise of National Socialism in Russia, John B. Dunlop

Democracy and Institutional Design in Russia, Eugene Huskey

Truth and Order: The Program Manifesto of Alexander Ivanovich Lebed

An Initial Assessment of U.S. Aid to Russia, 1992-1995: And a Strategy for More Effective Assistance, Constantine C. Menges

Russian Political Police: Immortal Traditions and Eternal Threats, Boris Pustintsev

Clique-Run Organizations and U.S. Economic Aid: An Institutional Analysis, Janine R. Wedel

The Specter of Integration in Russia: Lessons for the West and Ukraine, Volodymyr Zviglyanich


Number 3 / Summer 1996

The Moscow Press: Vanguard of Democracy?, Ivan Ascher

Federal Elections in Russia: The Necessity of Systemic Reforms, Catherine Barnes

State Duma Election Returns, 1995, Glenn Bryant

Russia's Curse: Weak Political Institutions Unable to Restrain Arbitrary Leadership, Justin Burke

From the Parliamentary to the Presidential Election: Russians Get Real about Politics, Timothy J. Colton

Correspondence-Armitage, Burrill, Stavrakis

Cats and Mice: The Presidential Campaign in the Russian Heartland, Gennady A. Gershanok

Undemocratic past, Unnamed Present, and Undecided Future, Ken Jowitt

The Dilemma of "Our Home Is Russia" A View from the Inside, Sergei Kolesnikov

Nowhere to Turn But Yeltsin, John Lloyd

Boris Yeltsin Faces the Electorate: Findings from Opinion Polling Data, Richard Rose

Strategies of the Main Presidential Candidates, Valery Solovei

The Russian Media's Time of Troubles, Elizabeth Tucker


Number 2 / Spring 1996

Kings, Queens, Tsars, and Commissars: Russia Gets the Royal Treatment, Ann E. Robertson

Bull in a China Shop: USAID's Post-Soviet Mission, Peter J. Stavrakis

Supreme Soviet Investigation of the 1991 Coup: The Suppressed Transcripts: Part 3: Hearings "About the Illegal Financial Activity of the CPSU", J. Michael Waller

Why Gennady Zyuganov's Communist Party Finished First, Alexander S. Tsipko

The Communist Movement in Post-Soviet Russia, Joan Barth Urban

Humor as Political Protest, Nikolai Zlobin


Number 1 / Winter 1996

The Other Side of Perestroika: The Hidden Dimension of the Gorbachev Era, Brian Crozier

Economic Conversion in Perspective, Marshall Goldman and Ethan B. Kapstein

Retrospectives at the Gorbachev Foundation, Valentin Tolstykh

The Impact of the Military-Industrial Complez on the Emerging Russian Development Strategy, Yevgeny Kuznetsov

Reflections On Perestroika, Georgy Shakhnazarov

Supreme Soviet Investigation of the 1991 Coup: The Suppressed Transcripts: Part 2: Hearings Concerning the Role of Repressive Organs in the Putsch of 19-21 August 1991, J. Michael Waller

Problems in American Assistance Policy Toward the Former Soviet Union: The Belarus Prism, David H. Swartz


Volume 3

Number 4 / Fall 1995

Eyewitness Accounts from Chechnya, Yevgenia Albats

From Marx to Markets: Reform of the Russian University Economics Curriculum, Stanley L. Brue and Craig R. MacPhee

After Chechnya: Threats to Russian Democracy and U.S.-Russian Relations, Ariel Cohen

Business Education and Change in Russia and Eastern Europe, Fred J. Evans and Nancy J. Birch

In How Many Ways Will Russia Resemble Uzbekistan?, Steny H. Hoyer

How the West Shouldn't React to Events in Chechnya, Sergei Kovalev

Interpretations of Soviet State and Social Structure: Perceptions of Members of the First Russian Democratic Political Groups, 1985-1991, Alexander Lukin

Labor Policy and a New Workplace Governance System in Russia, Jay S. Siegel

Not U.S. vs. Russia, but Humanity vs. Inhumanity, Christopher H. Smith

Supreme Soviet Investigation of the 1991 Coup: The Suppressed Transcripts: Part 1: Hearings Concerning the Role of Repressive Organs in the Putsch of 19-21 August 1991, J. Michael Waller


Number 3 / Summer 1995

From The Archives, Nikolai V. Zlobin

Will Russia Become the Capital of World Feminism?, Nedezhda Azhgikhina

Organized Crime and Corruption in Russia, Sergei Boskholov

Women and Employment Policy in Contemporary Russia, Mary I. Dakin

Sex as a Mirror of the Russian Revolution, Igor S. Kon

Communists, Democracy, and Reform in Post-Communist Russia, Ian McAllister, Stephen White

Kazakh Trade Unions, Gennady Nekitin

Political History of Russian Bureaucracy and Roots of Its Power, Maryanne Ozernoy and Tatiana Samsonova

New Politics in Kazakhstan, Louise I. Shelley

Development of Democracy in Kazakhstan-Interview with Kairbek Suleimenov and Zharkmakan Tuyakbayev


Number 2 / Spring 1995

Russian Policy and Central Asian Energy, Economics, and Security, Stephen Blank

The Chechen Crisis and the Media, Nicholas Daniloff and Sergei A. Grigoriev

Nationalism and Democracy in Ukraine, Paula J. Dobriansky

Media and Politics in Central Asia, Mehrdad Haghayeghi

Ukrainian Free Trade Unions, Semyon Karikov

Local Scholarship, Public Policy, and Power: Public Policy Research and Local Reforms in Russia: The Case Study of Nizhny Novgorod, Andrey S. Makarychev

Russian Cultural Values and Their Effect on Domestic and Foreign Policy, Vladimir N. Podoprigora and Tatiana I. Krasnopevtseva

Country of Eternal "Pregnancy", Nikolai V. Zlobin

The State and Economic Reform in Ukraine, Volodymyr Zviglyanich


Number 1 / Winter 1995

Free Trade Unions in Russia, Ludmila Alexeeva

Yeltsin's Betrayal of Democracy: Testimony before the CSCE, Yelena Bonner

Coalitional Behavior in the Lithuanian Parliament: The First Four Years, Terry D. Clark

Transition in Bulgaria: Paradigm, Outcomes, and Lessons for the Late Starters, Atanas Gotchev

Toward Reform of the Lithuanian Economy, Thomas Grennes

Russian Policy in the Wake of the Chechen Invasion: Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies Roundtable Discussion

"Excuse Me... I've No Machinery, No Money and No Market; How Do I Farm?", Jeffrey Levine

Bulgaria's Transition to a Market Economy, Alfred Levinson

The Path to the New Russian Constitution: A Comparison of Executive-Legislative Relations in the Major Drafts, Rita Moore

Democracy Is Not Dead in Russia, Louise I. Shelley


Volume 2

Number 4 / Fall 1994

The Proposed Constitution of Ukraine: A Legal Perspective, Bohdan A. Futey

Ethnic Relations in Estonia and What They Mean for the World, Klara Hallik

Russian Presidential Politics Today, Theodore Karasik and Brenda Horrigan

Russia, the Baltic States and the West, Rita Putins Peters

Is the NIS Brain Drain Exaggerated?, Jeffrey L. Roberg

The Role of the Courts in the Electoral Process of Ukraine, Viktor Shishkin

A Viable Russian Federalism: Does American History Hold the Key?, Rein Staal

Autonomy for Eastern Finno-Ugric Nations: A Test for Russian Democracy, Rein Taagepera

Political Threats to a Free Press in Russia, Vitaly Tretyakov

Zhirinovsky's Strategy to Succeed Yeltsin: And How to Thwart It, Andrei P. Tsygankov

Russian Federalism and Reform: Declining Effectiveness of the Russian Central State?, James Voorhees


Number 3 / Summer 1994

Organized Crime and Society, Vyacheslav Afanasyev

How Free is the Media in Russia Today, Nicholas Daniloff and Sergei A. Grigoriev

Privatizatsiya and Kriminalizatsiya: How Organized Crime is Hijacking Privatization, Svetlana P. Glinkina

Crime and Human Rights in Russia: A Review of Basic Legislation, Nikolai V. Kachev and Alexander G. Pipiya

"Yeltsin Is a Very Impressive Leader"-Interview with Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

Crime in Russia: Causes and Prevention, Ninel F. Kuznetsova

The Organized Crime Morass in the Former Soviet Union, Rensselaer W. Lee, III

Political Control of Television in Yeltsin's Russia, Alexander Lyubimov

The Revival of Islam and Islamic Publishing, Magomedkhan M. Magomedkhanov

The New Provincial Journalism: Leaving the Forlorn Beauty of Words Behind, Alexander S. Meltsaev

Crime and Statistics: Do the Figures Reflect the Real Situation?, Inga B. Mikhailovskaya

The Rise of the Provincial Press, Elizabeth Schillinger

Post-Soviet Organized Crime: Implications for Economic, Social, and Political Development, Louise I. Shelley

Organized Crime and the Russian State: Challenges to U.S.-Russia Cooperation, J. Michael Waller

Can the West Help a Russian Free Press?, Thomas Winship


Number 2 / Spring 1993

From the Archives, Edited by Nikolai V. Zlobin

"Zhirinovsky Is a New Version of Yeltsin", Interview with Sergei Baburin

Chess-like Diplomacy at Novo-Ogarevo: An Eyewitness Account to the Drafting of the USSR Union Treaty of 1991, Yuri Baturin

The Politics of Language in Moldova, Jeffrey Chinn

Nuclear Proliferation Dangers in the NIS: An Interim Assessment, James E. Doyle

The Making of a President: A Glimpse of the History of the Top Executive Post in the USSR, Yegor Kuznetsov

The Proposed Constitution of Ukraine: Continuity Under the Banner of Change: With a Model Constitution for Authoritarian to Democratic Transitions, David Lempert

Moldova's Flawed Constitution: With a Prescription for Limited Government, Andrew W. Lester

"We've Got a Special Way of Thinking" On the Establishment of the Soviet Presidency-Interview with Georgy Shakhnazarov

Where Does the "Mafiya" Come From, Yuri Shchekochikhin

Brazauskas in Power: An Assessment, Julius Smulkstys

Yeltsin Misread the Elections-Interview with Galina Starovoitova

Finita la Comedia? If Democracy Is to Survive, Yeltsin Must Learn to Compromise, Nikolai V. Zlobin

Russia: To Be or Not to Be, Valery Zorkin


Number 1 / Winter 1993

Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's Democratic Alternative, Askar Akayev

Contending With Russia's Military Machine, Stephen Blank

When Will Russia Abandon Its Secret Chemical Weapons Program?, Gale Colby and Irene Goldman

Yeltsin, the Press, and the New Constitution: Will Glasnost Survive Presidential Power in Russia?, Nicholas Daniloff

Ukrainian Independence and National Security And the Role the United States Can Play to Safeguard Both, Paula J. Dobriansky

Can We Help Russia Become a Good Neighbor?, Paul A. Goble

Breaking the Shackles: Latvia After the USSR, Rasma Karklins

Pollution, Politics, and Public Opinion In Central Asia, Nancy Lubin

A Strategy to Encourage Democracy In the Newly Independent States, Constantine C. Menges

The Belarusian National Dilemma And Its Implications for U.S. Policy-Makers, Kathleen Mihalisko

Democracy and Statebuilding in Central Asia: Challenges for U.S. Policy-Makers, Martha Brill Olcott

Russia's and America's Intertwined Fates, Blair A. Ruble

Post-Soviet Sakharovs: Renewed Persecution of Dissident Scientists and the American Response, J. Michael Waller

America Lacks a Foreign Policy Toward Russia-Interview with Alexander N. Yakovlev


Volume 1

Number 4 / Fall 1992

Is There Any Hope for Russian Political Parties?, Vasily I. Zlobin

Five Different Perceptions On the Future of Russian Foreign Policy, Victor Yasmann

Contending Conceptions of Nation And State in Russian Politics Defining Party Ideologies in Post-Soviet Russia, Michael E. Urban

Can Centrism Work in Russia?, Andrei Ryabov

The Democratic Russia Movement: Myths and Reality, Lev Ponomarev

Tajikistan in Ruins: The Descent into Chaos of a Central Asian Republic, Svetlana Lolaeva

One-Man Rule in Uzbekistan: A Perspective from Within the Regime, C

Law-Making in Kazakhstan: A Baseline Analysis of the Supreme Soviet, Stanley Bach

Chekists in Cassocks: The Orthodox Church and the KGB, Keith Armes

From the Archives: Thirteen Documents from the Secret Archives of Iosif Stalin, edited by Nikolai V. Zlobin


Number 3 / Summer 1992

Russia's Legal Foundations for Civil Repression: Are Soviet Practices Being Reformed or Legalized?, J. Michael Waller

Towards a Liberal Russian Education: Charting a Postcommunist U'niversity Curriculum, Alexei V. Surin

Moscow State University: Problems and Objectives, Viktor A. Sadovnichy

The Bitter Fruits of "Democracy" in Kazakhstan, Eric Rudenshiold

Book Reviews and Summaries

Transition to Democracy in Ukraine, Bohdan Harasymiw

The U.S. and Russia in the New World Order, Pyotr V. Gladkov

Disposing of the Stasi Legacy Germany's Experience with the Preservation and Disposal of the GDR Secret Police Files, Joachim Gauck

Russia's Impending Ecological Disaster, Sergei Bobylev

Dismantling the Czechoslovak Secret Police, Jaroslav Basta

Healing the Soviet Legacy Towards Women, Nadezhda Azhgikhina

From the Archives: Installing Soviet Power in the Caucasus, Edited by Nikolai Zlobin

Eradicating the Soviet Police State, Introduction


Number 2 / Spring 1992

Perestroika Versus the Command-Administrative System, Nikolai V. Zlobin

Red Religion: An Ideology of Neo-Messianic Russian Fundamentalism, Victor Yasmann

The Fate of Marxism in Post-Totalitarian Russia: A Philosophical Inquiry into Russia's Disposition towards Democracy, Caren Momjian

Thwarting the Specter of a Russian Dictator A New Agenda for the Clinton Administration, Michael McFaul

China's Path to Reform And Russia's Example-Interview with Fang Lizhi

Power and Society in Post-Coup Russia: Attempts at Coexistence, Leonty Byzov

Legacy of a Shattered System: The Russian-Speaking Population in Latvia, Brian J. Boeck

More Troubled Waters at the KGB Archives, Vladimir Abarinov


Number 1 / Winter 1992

The Command-Administrative System in Russia the Historical Legacy, Nikolai V. Zlobin

When Will Democrats Control the Former KGB? Opportunities for Russian-U. S. Cooperation, J. Michael Waller

Russia on the Cusp, Mark H. Teeter

Democratization in Ukraine: Constitutions and the Rule of Law, Gregory H. Stanton

Mikhail Gorbachev: The Last Days of the Presidency, Yuri Shchekochikhin

On the Path to Reforming the KGB: Proposals and Projects, Fredo Arias-King

Will Democratization Survive Freedom in the Ex-USSR?, Peter Juviler

Does the Fate of the Soviet Union Await the Commonwealth of Independent States?, Vladislav Drobkov



European Identity as Cultural Strategy: Countering Russia in the Post-Soviet Borderlands of Urkaine, Georgia, and Estonia
December 2, 2015

Ukraine's Unresolved Conflict: Why It Is Far from Frozen and What That Means
December 3, 2015

The World Youth Democracy Forum and Webcast Meeting with the 2015 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Winner: Dr. Jamil Hasanli
December 9, 2015

Discussion with Rabbi Yeshaya Cohen
December 9, 2015

Women and Water in Central Asia and South Asia: Building a Sustainable Future
December 11, 2015

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Professor Sebastien Peyrouse co-authors articlein the November 2015 issue of Eurasian Geography and Economics entitled "Central Asia: the New Silk Road Initiative's Questionable Economic Rationality Rationality."

Professor Robert Orttung to be principal investigator of a multi-disciplinary project "Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic," supported by the National Science Foundation and meant to assess the consequences of human activities in the region across a number of important dimensions.

Professor Robert Orttung featured in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog regarding Russia's media strategy and interviewed by the Institute of Modern Russia on effects of Russia's declining economy.

Professor Cory Welt writes a policy memo for PONARS Eurasia on media freedom and rule of law in Georgia.

Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor Hope Harrison recently interviewed by Deutsche Welle on US-West German relations under Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on entitled "Examining Kazakhstan's Religions Contradiction."

Professor Harris Mylonas reviews Kostis Kornetis' Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the "Long 1960s" in Greece in the American Historical Review.

Professor Oleh Havrylyshyn publishes two articles: one on economic reform in Ukraine, another on transition in Ukraine.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article with Keith Darden about why - and how - some countries are more linguistically homogenous than others.

Associate Dean Hope M. Harrison writes article on twenty-five years of German unification for the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

Professor Eliot Sorel's publication Total Health for All is included in the ceremonial World Mental Health Day Volume to be observed October 10th.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse interviewed about Turkmenistan on the Steppe Dispatches website.

Professor Harris Mylonas reviews Onur Yıldırım's Diplomacy and Displacement: Reconsidering the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations, 1922–1934 in the Journal of Cold War Studies.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes article (in Russian) on governments' responses to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Central Asia.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on the perspectives and limits of Chinese-US competition, using Kazakhstan as a case study.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes new article on nation building in Social Science Quarterly.

Professor Harris Mylonas co-authored a post with Akis Georgakellos in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog about upcoming elections in Greece.

Professor Harris Mylonas co-authored a policy memo with Ariel Ahram about the distinction between bounded and unbounded de facto states.

Professor Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov write an op-ed for the Moscow Times entitled "Why Has Putin Spared Ekho Moskvy?"

Professor Robert Orttung quoted in Bloomberg article about recent Russian actions in Crimea.

Professor Harris Mylonas writes article in Foreign Affairs entitled "The Agreement that could Break Europe: Euroskeptics, Eurocritics, and Life after the Bailout."

Professor Harris Mylonas interviewed by TV2 Africa about Greece's recent 'no' vote.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes an article on Kazakhstan's World Religion Congress for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.

Professor Robert Orttung writes an article on Russia for Freedom House's annual "Nations in Transit" report.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes a book review of Dan Lainer-Vos's Sinews of the Nation: Constructing Irish and Zionist bonds in the United States (Cambridge: Polity Press,  2013) in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.

Professor Harris Mylonas participates in H-Diplo and International Security Studies Forum roundtable on Adria Lawrence's "Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire." A PDF can be found here (Professor Mylonas's contribution can be found on pages 8 through 12).

Professor Robert Orttung writes op-ed "Why Autocrats Love FIFA?" for the Moscow Times.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes paper entitled "The 'Russian World' : Russia's Soft Power and Geopolitical Imagination."

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia's interaction with far-right European groups in the most recent Russian Analytical Digest.

Professor Henry Hale co-authors piece on Russians' opinion of Ukraine in the Washington Post's blog The Monkey Cage.

Professor Marlene Laruelle interviewed by Steppe Dipatches on Central Asian states' relations with Russia and China.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on Central Asian states' management of religion on

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes op-ed entitled "The Power of Soft Power in Kazakhstan" in the Monkey Cage blog of the Washington Post.

Professor Cory Welt is a guest editor (and co-authors the introduction) of a special issue of Problems of Post-Communism on Russian foreign policy.

Alexander Reisenbichler publishes an article on the creation of the Financial Stability Forum in the Review of International Political Economy.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article "Russia as a 'Divided Nation'" in the journal Problems of Post-Communism (also available on

Professor Kimberly Morgan and Alexander Reisenbichler (a former IERES PhD fellow) publish a chapter entitled "The German Labor Market: No Longer the Sick Man of Europe" in an e-book on the German economy. Other contributters include Peter Hall, Philippe Schmitter, and many others.

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article on recent presidential elections in Uzbekistan on

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on US sanctions on Alexander Dugin in Foreign Affairs.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article on events in Greece in 2013 in the European Journal of Political Research.

Professors Marlene Laruelle draws attention to Kazakhstan's attitude toward the Eurasian Union and Sebastien Peyrouse analyzes Kyrgyzstan's prospects for accession therein in the most recent edition of the Russian Analytical Digest.

Professor Robert Orttung quoted in an article in Vice News about online tactics used by EU, NATO, and Russia.

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes a paper on the mythmaking of Novorossiya (available on

Professor Robert Orttung and two undergraduate IERES students - Elizabeth Nelson and Anthony Livshen - write an article in the Washington Post on how Russia Today operates across different language platforms on Youtube to spread Kremlin messages about Ukraine. 

Professor Eliot Sorel to lead panel on mental health in Bucharest from June 24 to June 27 as part of an international congress integrating primary care, mental care, and public health.

Professor Robert Orttung, together with students from GWU and the University of Chicago, publish an article on Russian television and the Internet.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes an article on youth patriotic clubs in Russia (available on

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article entitled "The Ukrainian Crisis and its Impact on Transforming Russian Nationalism Landscape" in Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives

Professor Cory Welt was quoted by the Voice of America on the implications of Ukraine’s Minsk II cease-fire agreement.

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