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Richard Sakwa

  • Richard Sakwa has been at HSE University since 2018.

Responsibilities

  • scientific management of the International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism;
  • edition of scientific publications issued by the laboratory;
  • coordination of scientific work of the laboratory.

 

After graduating in History from the London School of Economics, he took a PhD from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham. He held lectureships at the Universities of Essex and California, Santa Cruz, before joining the University of Kent in 1987. He has published widely on Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs. Books include Communism in Russia (2010); The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession (2011); Putin and the Oligarch: The Khodorkovsky - Yukos Affair (2014) and Putin Redux: Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia (2014). His latest book is Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (2015). His book Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order will be published in late 2017.

Education and Degrees

  • 1984

    PhD
    University of Birmingham

  • 1975

    BA
    London School of Economics and Political Science

Projects

  • Book on ‘Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands’, paperback edition
  • The Dual State and Reiderstvo in Russia
  • The Cold Peace: Russia and the Problem of International Order

Publications14

Editorial board membership

  • 1989: Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics.

  • 1989: Member of the Editorial Board ( DOMESTIC & COMPARATIVE POLITICS COMMITTEE), Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society.


Employment history

After graduating in History from the London School of Economics, he took a PhD from the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham. He held lectureships at the Universities of Essex and California, Santa Cruz, before joining the University of Kent in 1987. He has published widely on Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs. Books include Communism in Russia (2010); The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession (2011); Putin and the Oligarch: The Khodorkovsky - Yukos Affair (2014) and Putin Redux: Power and Contradiction in Contemporary Russia (2014). His latest book is Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (2015). His book Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order will be published in late 2017.

The 31st Session of Eurasian Online Seminar with Richard Sakwa

On Monday, 20 December 2021, The Department of International Relations and International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) held the 31st session of Eurasian Online Seminar.

The 30th Session of Eurasian Online Seminar. International Panel

On Wednesday, 15 December 2021, The Department of International Relations and International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism of National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University) heldthe thirtieth session of Eurasian Online Seminarin the form of discussion panel. The topic for discussion was the presentation of the Special Issue of the Russian Politics journal (Volume 6 (2021): Issue 4 (Oct 2021) on Russian Foreign Policy, edited by Iain Ferguson, Andrej Krickovic, Alexander Lukin and Richard Sakwa.

The 28th Session of Eurasian Online Seminar. International Panel

On Wednesday, October 27, 2021, the Department of International Relations and International Laboratory on World Order Studies and the New Regionalism of the National Research University Higher School of Economics held the twenty-eight session of Eurasian Online Seminar. The seminar was held in the form of discussion panel. The topic for discussion was “The Politization of the Covid 19 Pandemic: Views from various Countries and Regions”.

ID Conference: Richard Sakwa about Inequality, Diversity and International Politics

Meet our keynote speaker – Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics at the University of Kent and Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RISI). His talk at the IDC 2020 will explain how diversity and inequality are present in the current international political order and why realists’ ideas are back on the agenda for the globalization context.

An Open Lecture by Professor Richard Sakwa from the University of Kent

On December 11 in the HSE, with the participation of the International Laboratory for Study of World Order and New Regionalism, an open lecture was held by the professor of the University of Kent at Canterbury, Richard Sakwa, on the topic “Russia's Futures”.

An open lecture of Richard Sakwa was held

On February 22, an open lecture was held by Richard Sakwa, a famous British political scientist, a specialist in the study of political processes in Russia and a leading foreign scientist in HSE International Laboratory of World Order and New Regionalism. The lecture was devoted to the review of modern theories and approaches to international relations analysis, in particular, it was Atlanticism as a concept rethinking, interpreting of existing global order transformation.

Professor Andrej Krickovic participated in the conference “Russia’s Power: Instruments and Dilemmas”

On November 29 Professor Andrej Krickovic participated in the conference “Russia’s Power: Instruments and Dilemmas” hosted by the French Institute of International Relations (IFRI) in Paris.