Russian and Eurasian Politics


The All-Russian Ulema Council: A Step Towards a Unified ‘Rossiiskyi Islam’?

by Gordon M. Hahn Traditional Russian Islam overcame at least some of its internal disunity recently after years of attempts to set up some kind of all-inclusive umbrella organization or body. In October an agreement was finally reached on setting... Continue Reading →

Third Maidan Anniversary – Third Maidan Revolt Threat Extant

by Gordon M. Hahn Is a 'third Maidan' brewing? Is one possible? On this week’s third anniversary of the beginning of the Maidan ‘revolution’ or revolt, Kiev remains rife with talk of a ‘third Maidan’ and for some good reason.... Continue Reading →

Putin’s Surprise: The Resurrection of Sergei Kirienko (Complete Version – Parts 1 and 2)

by Gordon M. Hahn Introduction In October, 54-year old Russian state nuclear energy company ‘RosAtom’ director Sergei Kirienko was appointed to the post of deputy chief in charge of domestic politics in Russian President Vladimir Putin’s Presidential Administration (PA). Once... Continue Reading →

President Trump and U.S.-Russian Relations

by Gordon M. Hahn Donald Trump's election as U.S. president holds the possibility of a reset 2.0. He appears more open to compromise with the Kremlin than any other recent president-elect. The most important issue driving Russian-Western relations downward for... Continue Reading →

A New Putin Conspiracy Theory That Won’t Die: Mikhail Lesin

by Gordon M. Hahn Recently, the Washington DC police and FBI determined that the death of Mikhail Lesin in a Washington DC hotel in November 2015 was due to heavy drinking and injuries to the head suffered from a fall.... Continue Reading →

The American Devolution (and its Global Implications)

by Gordon M. Hahn It is increasingly clear that the United States is in the midst of a great political crisis. The American people - both society and elites - have rejected Americanism. America’s abandonment of its founding principles is... Continue Reading →

The Russian-American Cultural-Ideational Contention

by Gordon M. Hahn Culture – ideas, beliefs, attitudes and values – matter in politics. Political and strategic cultures influence governments’ choices of domestic systems and foreign policies. Realists must analyze Russian foreign policy and the current clash of interests... Continue Reading →

Latest Interview with Ian Masters’ “Background Briefing” Radio Broadcast, 11 October 2016

The audio of my latest interview with Ian Masters on his excellent radio braodcast 'Background Briefing' can be found at the following link or can be heard by pressing the link button below.  

Forthcoming Book – UKRAINE OVER THE EDGE: Russia, the West and the “New Cold War”

I am pleased to announce that my manuscript UKRAINE OVER THE EDGE: Russia, the West, and the "New Cold War" has found a publisher. McFarland Books will be publishing it next year. It examines the geostrategic, civilizationalist-ideational, and historical and... Continue Reading →

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