Russia and Eurasia

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Against Everything: Russia’s New Majority

    There is a new political majority in Russia. It doesn’t believe in the country’s rulers, its opposition, or its institutions. This nameless, voiceless majority is characterized only by general discontent; it knows only what it stands against.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Can the U.S. and Russia Still Work Together on Syria?

    After the recent breakdown of the ceasefire in Syria and the escalation of the Russian bombardment of Aleppo, Carnegie.ru asked three experts, one in Russia, one in the United States and one in the Middle East to comment on the question: can the United States and Russia Still Achieve Something Together in Syria?

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Looking to 2018: The Kremlin Plans Its Next Election

    The Russian authorities delivered a resounding victory for the ruling party in the 2016 parliamentary election after reaching the conclusion that they showed weakness in 2011 and the Russian opposition exploited that. This will shape their strategy for the next presidential election in 2018.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Russia’s Next Move on Ukraine

    The most likely scenario for eastern Ukraine is that a low-level conflict will continue to simmer. Moscow needs to give up its pipe dream that a pro-Russian government will come to power in Kiev, and forget its convenient but misleading stereotypes about its large neighbor.

    • Article

    Azerbaijan at 25: A New Era of Change and Turbulence

    Azerbaijani society is changing more rapidly than the authorities realize. The country will face political turbulence if the elites do not bridge the gap between rulers and ruled.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Why Did Lukashenko Allow the Opposition Into Parliament?

    In light of Minsk’s strict control over the electoral process, the election of two oppositionists to Belarusian parliament suggests that President Alexander Lukashenko is looking to improve relations with the West. How far will he go?

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Authoritarianism by Stealth: Russia After the Duma Elections

    The look of Russia’s parliamentary election was different, even if the results were the same. Russia’s ruling regime is trying to preserve its legitimacy by being more flexible and more respectable. This system may eventually contain the seeds of its own transformation.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Russia’s Lost Liberals

    Russia’s parliamentary election campaign again dealt a crushing blow to the country’s liberal parties, which still believe the key to their success is appearing on television, whether in commercials or in debates. This is a losing strategy; liberals must learn to listen to the Russian people’s needs to garner support.

    • Op-Ed

    Information Is a Potent Weapon in the New Cold War

    Modern western leaders might wish to consider that, in the end, what killed the Soviet system was not Reagan’s Star Wars, or even the scarcity of goods in the shops. What actually did it was the loss of public faith in the domestic political system. So, improve or beware of exposure.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    The Hidden Agenda of Russia’s Parliamentary Elections

    The detailed results of the forthcoming elections to Russia’s lower house of parliament are less important than the conclusions the Kremlin draws from them. Vladimir Putin’s system is less and less interested in old-style political competition. The new Duma can become a launching pad for those who want to make their careers in the new Putin elite that forms after the 2018 presidential election.

Carnegie Experts on
Russia and Eurasia

  • expert thumbnail - Arbatov
    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.
  • expert thumbnail - Baunov
    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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