Gordon M. Hahn is an expert on Russian politics, focusing at present on Russian domestic and foreign policy. In the past, he has written extensively on Islam, Islamism, and Jihadism in Russia and Eurasia as well as on Russian domestic and foreign politics.
Hrykov Vladimir Pavlovich – Political Scientist, Geographer
Professional interests: political and social management, government relations, drug prevention, agriculture (flax growing), regional development, corporate governance and law, management in the field of oil production.
Founder of the Public Academy of Strategic Design.
Author of more than 20 scientific publications.
Denis Bilunov is a researcher at Charles University, Prague.
His main subject is the history of anti-Putin opposition.
Since 2012 he is a founding member of 5 December party in Russia (never recognized officially by the Kremlin). In 2008-2010 he was executive director of All-Russian “Solidarnost’ movement
Richard Sakwa is Professor of Russian and European Politics
at the University of Kent at Canterbury, an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and a Senior Research Fellow at the National Research University-Higher School of Economics in Moscow.
After graduating in History from the London School of Economics, he took a Ph.D. from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham. He held lectureships at the Universities of Essex and California, Santa Cruz, before joining the University of Kent in 1987. He has published widely on Soviet, Russian, and post-communist affairs. Recent
books include Putin Redux: Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia (London and
New York, Routledge, 2014) and Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (London, I. B.
Tauris, 2016). His latest books are Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World
Order (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and Russia’s Futures (Cambridge, Polity, 2019).
His book The Putin Paradox was published by I. B. Tauris (Bloomsbury) in early 2020. He is
currently working on the book Deception: Russiagate and the New Cold War.
Professor Robert D. English is on the faculty of the School of International Relations at the University of Southern California and served as the School’s Director from 2013-2016.
He is currently Director of Central European Studies.
English also holds joint appointments in Environmental Studies and Slavic
Languages and Literature. At USC since 2001, he previously taught at the Johns
Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (1998-2001) and,
prior to that, worked as a policy analyst in the U.S. Department of Defense and
Committee for National Security (1982-1987). He holds both a Masters of Public
Affairs and Doctorate in Politics from Princeton University (1982, 1995) and a
Bachelors degree in History and Slavic Studies from the University of California,
English is the author, co-author, or editor of three books including Russia and the Idea of the West: Gorbachev, Intellectuals, and the End of the Cold War (Columbia University Press, 2000) as well as articles in such journals as International Security, Diplomatic History, European Review of History, The National Interest and Global Dialogue. He is currently completing a book on Russia’s Balkan Diplomacy as well as a biography of Mikhail Gorbachev.
English specializes in Russian and post-Soviet international relations, and also
teaches courses on political economy and nationalism in post-communist countries.
In 2015-2016 he also served as a member of the foreign policy advisory team for
Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Anatol Lieven is a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar.
He is a visiting professor in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, a senior fellow of the New America Foundation in Washington DC, and a member of the academic board of the Valdai discussion club in Russia.
He also serves on the advisory committee of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He holds a BA and Ph.D. from Cambridge University in England.
His latest book, Climate Change and the Nation-State was published in March 2019 by Penguin
in the UK and Oxford University Press in the USA.
His previous book, Pakistan: A Hard Country was published by Penguin and OUP in 2012.
Anatol Lieven is currently working on the relationship between nationalism and progress in
From 1985 to 1998, Anatol Lieven worked as a British journalist in South Asia, the former Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe, and is author of several books on Russia and its neighbors including Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power? and Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry. From 2000 to 2007 he worked at think tanks in Washington DC. A new edition of his book America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism was published in 2012.