New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies

New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies

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Description: Discussions with Scholars of Russia and Eurasia about their New Books

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Bilyana Lilly, “Russian Foreign Policy toward Missile Defense: Actors, Motivations, and Influence”

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The current conflict in Ukraine has reopened old wounds and brought the complexity of Russia’s relationship with the United States and Europe to the forefront. One of the most important factors in relations between the Kremlin and the West has been the issue of Ballistic Missile Defense, part...

Thane Gustafson, “Wheel of Fortune: The Battle for Oil and Power in Russia”

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Russia’s economy hinges on its ability to produce and sell natural resources. Especially oil. It comes as no surprise that the collapse of Soviet Union ushered in a mad scramble for control over oil resources. The oligarchs who sat atop the treasure trove of oil production following post-Sovi...

Jenny Kaminer, “Women with a Thirst for Destruction: The Bad Mother in Russian Culture”

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Alexander Cooley, “Great Game, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia”

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Central Asia is one of the least studied and understood regions of the Eurasian landmass, conjuring up images of 19th century Great Power politics, endless steppe, and impenetrable regimes. Alexander Cooley, a professor of Political Science at Barnard College in New York, has studied the five post-S...

Angela Stent, “The Limits of Partnership: U.S.-Russian Relations in the Twentieth-First Century”

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Vladimir Sharov, “Before and During, trans. Oliver Ready”

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Willard Sunderland, “The Baron’s Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution”

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The Russian Empire once extended from the Baltic Sea to the Sea of Japan and contained a myriad of different ethnicities and nationalities. Dr. Willard Sunderland‘s The Baron’s Cloak: A History of the Russian Empire in War and Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2014) is an enga...

Katherine Pickering Antonova, “An Ordinary Marriage: The World of a Gentry Family in Provincial Russia “

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Ivo Mijnssen, “The Quest for an Ideal Youth in Putin’s Russia I: Back To Our Future! History, Modernity, and Patriotism According to Nashi, 2005-2013″

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Edmund Levin, “A Child of Christian Blood: Murder and Conspiracy in Tsarist Russia: The Beilis Blood Libel”

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