Russia and Eurasia

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Referendum Fails to Unite Divided Abkhazia

    The main debate in Abkhazia today isn’t about whether partnering with Russia is good or bad; it’s about the quality of independence (albeit, only partially recognized). Abkhazia has escaped Georgia’s political sphere of influence, but it hasn’t resolved the stalemate between the quest for statehood and factual dependence on Russia in the financial, defense, and security sectors.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Relegitimizing Russian Power

    Although Russian officials were initially shocked and concerned about the military coup in Turkey, it has in fact given them a formula for strengthening their gradually declining regime: all they have to do to restore their vanishing legitimacy is declare themselves defenders of democracy.

    • Op-Ed

    Why Russian Society Should Pay More Attention to Kremlin's Foreign Policy

    Russian society should pay more attention to the Kremlin’s foreign policy agenda and have a better understanding of the nation’s actions abroad. Russia should identify itself as a Euro-Pacific country rather than a Eurasian country as it seeks out new opportunities to become better integrated in the globalized world.

    • Article

    Kyrgyzstan at Twenty-Five: Treading Water

    Kyrgyzstan could yet evolve into an island of pluralism with stable institutions, but global and domestic trends may be pointing it in a different direction.

    • Event

    The Rise of Russia's New Nationalism

    Charles Clover depicts the intellectual ferment that has brought provocative strands of Russian nationalism at the heart of the Kremlin’s policymaking apparatus under Vladimir Putin.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    YouTube Spawns New Generation of Russian Political Stars

    The Russian electorate has regressed in its demands and gullibility to where it was in the early 1990s, when firebrand politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky had his first success. Russian society has a soft spot for wisecracking politicians who give populist speeches and bash the government, even if they tend to contradict themselves.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Can Russia’s Aviation Industry Compete?

    The Russian government has ambitious plans to rebuild the country’s aviation industry. Despite state subsidies for manufacturers, leasing companies, and buyers, however, Russian planes aren’t selling abroad—even in countries like Iran, with which Moscow has strong political ties.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    The Black Hole Where Russia’s Ethics Should Be

    In the current Russian political climate, ethical reasoning is no longer a recreation but a necessity. Although the country is stuck in a moral quagmire, a new system of ethics is being born—through contrariness.

    • Task Force White Paper

    The Role of Sanctions in U.S.-Russian Relations

    Sanctions are a critical tool in persuading Russia to change its Ukraine policy. But the West’s overreliance on them risks undercutting their long-term effectiveness.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Killing Russian Criminal Law

    The “Yarovaya laws” threaten to undermine the core principles of Russian criminal law. With the Criminal Code stripped bare and the revival of a number of notorious Soviet legal principles—including the ability to hold people criminally responsible for withholding information—legal textbooks will soon have to be rewritten.

Carnegie Experts on
Russia and Eurasia

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    Alexey Arbatov
    Scholar in Residence
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Arbatov, a former member of the State Duma, is the author of a number of books and numerous articles and papers on issues of global security, strategic stability, disarmament, and Russian military reform.
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    Alexander Baunov
    Senior Associate
    Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center
    Baunov is a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.
  • expert thumbnail - Collins
    James Collins
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program;
    Diplomat in Residence
    Ambassador Collins was the U.S. ambassador to the Russian Federation from 1997 to 2001 and is an expert on the former Soviet Union, its successor states, and the Middle East.
  • expert thumbnail - de Waal
    Thomas de Waal
    Senior Associate
    Carnegie Europe
    De Waal is a senior associate with Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.
  • expert thumbnail - Dvorkin
    Vladimir Dvorkin
    Distinguished Military Fellow
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Major General Dvorkin (retired) is a distinguished military fellow in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Gabuev
    Alexander Gabuev
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program
    Moscow Center
    Gabuev is a senior associate and the chair of the Russia in the Asia-Pacific Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
  • expert thumbnail - Jarábik
    Balázs Jarábik
    Nonresident Scholar
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Jarábik is a nonresident scholar focusing on Ukraine and Eastern Europe.
  • expert thumbnail - Kolesnikov
    Andrei Kolesnikov
    Senior Associate and Chair
    Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program
    Moscow Center
    Kolesnikov is a senior associate and the chair of the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
  • expert thumbnail - Malashenko
    Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center
    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.
  • expert thumbnail - Rumer
    Eugene Rumer
    Director and Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Rumer, a former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the U.S. National Intelligence Council, is a senior associate and the director of Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Samorukov
    Maxim Samorukov
    Deputy Editor of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center
    Samorukov is deputy editor of Carnegie.ru.
  • expert thumbnail - Sokolsky
    Richard Sokolsky
    Senior Associate
    Russia and Eurasia Program
    Richard Sokolsky is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program. His work focuses on U.S. policy toward Russia in the wake of the Ukraine crisis.
  • expert thumbnail - Stronski
    Paul Stronski
    Senior Associate, Russia and Eurasia Program
    Paul Stronski is a senior associate in Carnegie’s Russia and Eurasia Program, where his research focuses on the relationship between Russia and neighboring countries in Central Asia and the South Caucasus.
  • expert thumbnail - Topychkanov
    Petr Topychkanov
    Associate
    Nonproliferation Program
    Moscow Center
    Topychkanov is an associate in the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Nonproliferation Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Trenin
    Dmitri Trenin
    Director
    Moscow Center
    Trenin, director of the Carnegie Moscow Center, has been with the center since its inception. He also chairs the research council and the Foreign and Security Policy Program.
  • expert thumbnail - Weiss
    Andrew S. Weiss
    Vice President for Studies
    Weiss is vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, where he oversees research in Washington and Moscow on Russia and Eurasia.

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