Gordon Hahn: Russia’s ‘Brain Drain’ and the Propspects for Regime Transformation

One of the main drivers of revolutionary forms of democratic regime transformation, according to contemporary social science, is the lack of sufficient social mobility for middle class youth that often emerges in authoritarian countries…

Stephen F. Cohen: Who Is Responsible for the New US-Russian Cold War?

On May 9, at a public event jointly sponsored by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and NYU’s Jordan Center for Advanced Russian Studies, Professors Stephen F. Cohen and Michael McFaul debated a crucial historical but also urgent contemporary subject: “The New US-Russian Cold War—Who Is to Blame?”

Sharmine Narwani: Get Ready for the New Middle East Battlefield: The Golan

The Israelis expected the Syrian government, Iran, and Hezbollah to stay mired in their battles against militants elsewhere—and to be restrained by the Russians, who have openly resolved to stay out of Israel’s fights with Hezbollah and Iran

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