I would like to thank the Simone Weil Center for inviting me to participate in its Symposium on Realism and Legitimacy as well as Paul Grenier for his astute questions and organizational leadership in conceptualizing and structuring this publication.
From Landmarks: A Journal of International Dialogue:
The Simone Weil Center’s Symposium on Realism and Legitimacy asked a slate of distinguished experts for their thoughts on Russia’s apparent loss of legitimacy, and the United States’ apparent loss of both realism and contact with reality.
We are delighted to have received extremely thoughtful responses from Anatol Lieven, James Carden, Nicolai N. Petro, Andrei Tsygankov, Ethan Alexander-Davey, Gordon Hahn, Richard Sakwa, Paul Robinson, Adam Webb, and Paul Grenier.
Their responses are linked to below.
Anatol LIEVEN, James CARDEN, Nicolai PETRO, Ethan ALEXANDER-DAVEY, Gordon HAHN
America’s Crisis of Reality and Realism (Part II) Richard SAKWA
Russia and the Question of Legitimacy (Part III) Anatol LIEVEN, Nicolai N. PETRO, Andrei TSYGANKOV, Ethan ALEXANDER-DAVEY, Gordon HAHN
Russia and the Question of Legitimacy (Part IV) Paul ROBINSON, Adam WEBB, Paul R. GRENIER
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About the Author – Gordon M. Hahn, Ph.D., is an Expert Analyst at Corr Analytics, http://www.canalyt.com and a Senior Researcher at the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies (CETIS), Akribis Group, www.cetisresearch.org. Websites: Russian and Eurasian Politics, gordonhahn.com and gordonhahn.academia.edu
Dr. Hahn is the author of the new book: Russian Tselostnost’: Wholeness in Russian Thought, Culture, History, and Politics (Europe Books, 2022). He has authored five well-received books: The Russian Dilemma: Security, Vigilance, and Relations with the West from Ivan III to Putin (McFarland, 2021); Ukraine Over the Edge: Russia, the West, and the “New Cold War” (McFarland, 2018); The Caucasus Emirate Mujahedin: Global Jihadism in Russia’s North Caucasus and Beyond (McFarland, 2014), Russia’s Islamic Threat (Yale University Press, 2007), and Russia’s Revolution From Above: Reform, Transition and Revolution in the Fall of the Soviet Communist Regime, 1985-2000 (Transaction, 2002). He also has published numerous think tank reports, academic articles, analyses, and commentaries in both English and Russian language media.
Dr. Hahn taught at Boston, American, Stanford, San Jose State, and San Francisco State Universities and as a Fulbright Scholar at Saint Petersburg State University, Russia and was a senior associate and visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Kennan Institute in Washington DC, and the Hoover Institution.