• Russia-2020

    Kirill Rogov, Vladimir Gelman, Boris Makarenko, Alexander Golts, Igor Zevelev, Robert Orttung, Alexey Malashenko, Thomas Graham, Arkady Moshes, Christian Caryl
    December 30, 2010

    Political analysts from Russia and abroad discuss the outlook for Russia ten years down the road and endeavor to outline the potential for development in social, economic, and political life.

  • Education Reform: Projects and Prospects

    Vadim Radaev, Igor Fediukin, Isak Froumin, Boris Dubin, Harley Balzer, Timothy O’Connor, Natalia Zubarevich, Oleg Podvintsev, Thomas de Waal, Konstantin von Eggert
    August 26, 2010

    In order for Russia’s university education system to promote the country’s development and its stature among leading world powers, there must be a modernizing shift in the mindset of the Russian people.

  • The Emergence of a Civic Culture of Parenthood

    Maria Mayofis, Ilya Kukulin, Stanislav Lvovskiy, Svetlana Korolyova, Alexey Levinson, Olga Sveshnikova, Ekaterina Asonova, Galina Karpova, David Hoffman, Anton Oleynik, Alexey Makarkin, Alexander Kustarev, Konstantin von Eggert, Igor Fedyukin, Dmitri Trenin
    May 24, 2010

    With the creation of independent associations, both virtual and real, for parents to find help and support without recourse to the state, the development of new practices of parenthood is quietly helping to undermine statist paternalism.

  • The Crisis as a Point of Departure

    Kirill Rogov, Nikolay Petrov, Vladimir Gelman, Andrei Ryabov, Anton Oleynik, Dmitri Trenin, Alexander Kustarev, Timothy Garton Ash, Viktor Sheinis, Andrew Wilson, Mikhail Vashchenko, Sergey Panarin
    February 11, 2010

    The global economic crisis has thus far had little effect on the existing political system in Russia, but the serious discussion it has provoked suggests that change may be inevitable.

  • The Politics of History

    Alexey Miller, Georgiy Kasianov, Robert Traba, Olga Borokh, Alexander Lomanov, Jutta Scherrer, Alexander Astrov, Irina Busygina, Mikhail Filippov, Thomas Carothers
    May 01, 2009

    In the post-socialist countries of Europe, governments have been employing historical narratives to achieve political ends. In central and eastern Europe, history is abused to create anti-Russian nationalism, while in Russia, defense of the official version of Soviet history means turning a blind eye to the crimes of the communist regime.

  • Afghanistan as an International Problem

    Alexey Malashenko, Gilles Dorronsoro, Najeeb ur Rahman Manalai, Martha Brill Olcott, Evgeniy Pakhomov, Mark Kramer, Floriana Fossato, Andrei Ryabov, Aleksandr Kustaryov, Andrew Kuchins, Nikolay Pobol, Pavel Polyan
    March 01, 2009

    The current American military campaign in Afghanistan enjoys broad international support, including from Russia. Yet despite this support, international experts remain focused on the likelihood of failure in Afghanistan rather than potential pathways for peaceful development.

  • Politics Beyond the Political

    Boris Dubin, Il’ya Kukulin, Yulia Liderman, Alexey Makarkin, Alexander Golts, Edward Chow, Jonathan Elkind, Viktor Sheinis
    January 01, 2009

    Russia’s political stability depends on civic and social fragmentation, which isolates groups from one another and, although not overtly political, has distinct political ramifications.

  • Two Crises: Consequences and Outlook

    Nikolay Petrov, Dmitri Trenin, Boris Makarenko, Natalia Zubarevich, Mikhail Vinogradov, Vadim Volkov, Alexey Malashenko
    September 01, 2008

    The economic crisis has brought to light the problems that arise from the concentration of power and deterioration of institutions in Russia. As resources diminish, the mechanisms of the state are increasingly becoming exhausted, demonstrating the need for political reform.

  • Iran and Its Leaders

    Karim Sadjadpour, Elena Dunaeva, Anoush Ehteshami, Alexander Lukoyanov, Rose Gottemoeller, Alexander Lukin
    July 01, 2008

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has failed to improve the lives of ordinary Iranians and faces popular dissatisfaction with Iran’s economic problems. With his term due to end in June 2009, the opposition has an opening with the voters.

  • New Forms of Civic Activism in Russia

    Tatiana Vorozheikina, Sam Greene, Graeme Robertson, Svetlana Solodovnik, Alexei Levinson, Anton Oleynik, Ekaterina Demintseva, Igor Feduikin, Mikhail Berger, Olga Proskurnina
    March 01, 2008

    While grassroots activism is increasing in Russia, it is entirely divorced from politics. Russian citizens do not seem to view their political rights as a tool for resolving social problems, and there seems to be little outcry at the gradual erosion of these rights.

  • Elections and Democracy

    Henry Hale, Grigory Golosov, Alexey Makarkin, Andrey Gomberg, Andrew Monaghan, Robert Reich, Stefan Theil
    January 01, 2008

    Ruling elites in the former Soviet Union and elsewhere use elections to maintain the appearance of democracy, while working behind the scenes to neutralize their political opponents in an attempt to prevent any challenge to their political monopoly.

  • Evolution of the World Order

    Alexander Kustarev, Robert Kagan, Olga Borokh, Alexander Lomanov, Andrew Kuchins, Alexander Lukin, Louise Richardson, David Bosco
    November 01, 2007

    The hegemonic status of the United States is waning, as the international system transitions from unipolar to multipolar. However, this shift in the global balance of power provides no guarantees of a more peaceful new world order.

  • Successor's Burden

    Nikolay Petrov, Kirill Rogov, Aleksey Makarkin, Mikhail Krasnov, Boris Makarenko, Vladimir Ryzhkov, Alexei Titkov, Leonid Grigor'ev, Andrey Yakovlev, Timothy M. Frye, Vladimir Milov, Evgeny Gontmaher
    July 01, 2007

    Russia's new head of state will inherit a number of serious problems that have accumulated while vast intellectual, financial, and administrative resources were invested in the construction of the Russian political system.

  • Nation Building

    Alexei Miller, Valery Tishkov, Emil Pain, Olga Malinova, Alexander Kustarev, Lev Gudkov, Boris Dubin, Pankaj Ghemawat
    May 01, 2007

    Having no experience in free intellectual discourse on the development of national identity, Russia now faces the challenge of developing a civic nation, based on the active participation of citizens with general confidence in their nation's political institutions.

  • Russian-American Relations

    Dmitri Trenin, Maksim Blant, Ksenia Yudaeva, Konstantin Kozlov, Sergei Guriev, Rose Gottemoeller, Aleksei Levinson, Javier Corrales, Daniel P. Erikson, Adam Minson, Igor Fediukin, Grigory Ioffe
    March 01, 2007

    Relations between Russia and the United States have increasingly been limited to statements of mutual discontent. Yet this tension is entirely surmountable, and a consolidated relationship could do much to help solve pressing global dilemmas.

  • Municipal Reform

    Vladimir Gelman, Aleksey Makarkin, Alexander Kynev, Maria Eismont, Leonid Smirnyagin, Alexander Puzanov, Lyudmila Ragozina, Thomas Carothers, George Perkovich
    January 01, 2007

    Recent political developments in Russia have led to increased centralization of power, to the detriment of the political influence of local governments.

  • Post-Soviet Conflicts

    Dmitri Trenin, Igor Fediukin, Andrei Ryabov, Nicu Popescu, Anna Tolkacheva, Alexander Golts, Alexey Malashenko, Aleksander Smolar
    September 01, 2006

    In recent years, rapid change has come to the unrecognized and contested states in the territory of the former Soviet Union, such as Kosovo, Abkhazia, and South Ossetia. These changes are the result of significant shifts in the foreign policy of Russia and other former Soviet states.

  • Television in Search of Ideology

    Boris Dubin, Floriana Fossato, Nancy Condee, Vera Zvereva, Andrei Richter, Vladimir Gelman, Alexander Kustarev
    July 01, 2006

    Although Russian television is technologically advanced and professionally managed, Soviet discourse still influences both news coverage and nonpolitical entertainment programming.

  • The Power of Oil and Gas

    Vladimir Milov, Andrew Monaghan, Martha Brill Olcott, Aleksandr Zaslavsky, Maksim Blant, Rose Gottemoeller, Tat`iana Mitrova, Iakov Pappe, Vladimir Volkov, Nina Poussenkova, Kirill Koktysh
    March 01, 2006

    Russia's leadership has been strengthened by its plentiful oil and gas resources, allowing it to exercise significant political power both domestically and abroad.

  • Civil Society and the State

    January 01, 2006

    The Russian state maintains control over political and public life, but independent forces in Russian society may, with time, lay the foundation for a new Russian civil society.

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