Diffusion, Carnegie Corporation's Podcast, is Starting a Series Called Russia in Focus

CCNY is starting a podcast series called “Russia in Focus” featuring a dozen episodes, each one addressing an important issue in US-Russia relations with input from top experts in the field.

What Have We Learned, and Not Learned, from a Quarter-Century of Transition

Harley Balzer of Georgetown University discusses lessons learned from a quarter-century perspective of the "Transition to Communism", focusing largely on the lesson that China's surprising success challenges many assumptions and presents a stunning contrast to Russia.

Spotlight on New Textbook: Russia’s Long Twentieth Century

Chatterjee, Kirschenbaum, and Field discuss their new textbook, Russia’s Long Twentieth Century: Voices, Memories, Contested Perspectives.

Decline in US Expertise on Russia

With Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the US media and a growing number of senior government, policy and academic experts are raising concerns about the decline in US expertise on Russia.

Introducing Vostok Cable

Vostok Cable is a blog about Russia and Eastern Europe, founded by a group of students at Oxford University.

The Monkey Cage on the Washington Post

The Monkey Cage blog on the Washington Post is a great source of analyses on the current events in Ukraine and Russia.

Statement of Concerned Scholars Regarding the Conflict in Ukraine

At the suggestion of some of our members, ASEEES is posting the request to sign the following statement of concern regarding the conflict in Ukraine, drafted by Profs. Juliet Johnson and Maria Popova at McGill University. If you are a scholar of Ukrainian and Russian affairs (all disciplines) and would like to add your name to the list of signatories, please send your name and institutional affiliation to: