Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES),
Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University.


Illiberalism Studies Program


PONARS (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia)


Central Asia Program at IERES

Senior Research Fellow at IFRI, Institut Francais des Relations Internationales, Paris

Research Professor of International Affairs

Recipient of the 2019 Michael E. Brown Elliott School Research Prize

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Accusing Russia of Fascism: Polemics around Russia’s Belonging to Europe

This article debunks the accusation of fascism attributed to Putin’s regime and offers to look at the label of fascism as a mirror game between the West and Russia in defining what Europe should be like and Russia’s inclusion or exclusion

Russia’s Arctic Policy: A Power Strategy and Its Limits

Despite the deterioration of its relations with the West and economic stagnation limiting its room for maneuver, Russia continues to have an ambitious policy for the Arctic region.Moscow sees the Arctic as one of its main strategic bastions, a key region for asserting its status as a great power, and a major source of energy for decades to come

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