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Russia’s Far East: New Dynamics in Asia Pacific and Beyond

Russia’s Far East: New Dynamics in Asia Pacific and Beyond

Rensselaer Lee and Artyom Lukin

The strategically pivotal Russian Far East—a vast expanse stretching from Lake Baikal to the Pacific Ocean—is notable not only for its rich natural resources, but also for the economic challenges, internal dissent, and risks of foreign encroachment that it faces. Rensselaer Lee and Artyom Lukin explore the history, economics, and politics of the RFE in the context of its geopolitical    More >

Khrushchev in Power: Unfinished Reforms, 1961-1964

Sergei Khrushchev, translated by George Shriver

A full reckoning of Nikita Khrushchev's accomplishments and failures cannot be complete without looking beyond his foreign policy initiatives to assess his efforts to introduce domestic policy reforms in the Soviet Union. Sergei Khrushchev tells the full story of those efforts during the years immediately before his father's ouster—and of the intrigues and struggles for power that    More >

Khrushchev in Power: Unfinished Reforms, 1961-1964
Putin’s Energy Agenda: The Contradictions of Russia’s Resource Wealth

Putin’s Energy Agenda: The Contradictions of Russia’s Resource Wealth

Stefan Hedlund

The sudden arrival of massive energy wealth during Putin's long reign has turned Russia's focus to resources, with some good and some very bad results. Considering why the good—a windfall of money to pay debts and put the country's finances in order—has been so overshadowed by the bad—resource dependence, reliance on rents, and unbridled corruption—Stefan    More >

Russia vs. the EU: The Competition for Influence in Post-Soviet States

Jakob Tolstrup

Do Russia and the European Union have any substantial influence over the political trajectories of post-Soviet states? Shedding new light on the interplay between domestic and external drivers of regime change, Jakob Tolstrup analyzes the impact of Russia and the EU on the democratization and autocratization processes in Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.    More >

Russia vs. the EU: The Competition for Influence in Post-Soviet States
 

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The APCG-Lynne Rienner Best Dissertation Award Committee invites submissions for the 2015 best dissertation in African politics. The award carries a prize and is intended to recognize outstanding scholarship in African politics. Only one dissertation may be nominated per department. This year’s committee members are Milli Lake (Arizona State University), Adam Sandor (University of Ottawa), and Alice Kang (University of Nebraska- Lincoln). Departments are requested to submit a letter of nomination and an electronic copy of the dissertation to committee chair Milli Lake. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2016.
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