Russia - Lost in Transition: The Yeltsin and Putin Legacies with discussant Lilia Shevtsova.
Lilia Shevtsova examines the histories of the Yeltsin and Putin regimes, exploring within them conventional truths and myths about Russia, paradoxes of Russian political development, and Russia's role in the world. Russia - Lost in Transition reveals a logic of government in Russia - a political regime and type of capitalism formulated over the course of the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies, that will continue to dominate Russia's trajectory in the near-term.
Looking forward, Shevtsova speculates about the upcoming elections, the self-perpetuating system in place and how it will dictate the immediate political future, and explores several scenarios for Russia's development over the next decade- Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Robert G. Kaiser
Robert G. Kaiser is an associate editor for the Washington Post. Joining the Washington Post as a summer intern (1963), he worked his way up through the reporting and editorial ranks. Over the years he distinguished himself as an overseas correspondent in London (1964-6), Saigon (1969), and Moscow (1971-4), and on the national staff (1975-82). Named assistant managing editor of national news (1985), then deputy managing editor (1990), he was the author of several books on the former Soviet Union including Russia from the Inside and Why Gorbachev Happened.
Lilia Shevtsova co-chairs the Russian Domestic Politics and Political Institutions Project, dividing her time between the Carnegie offices in Washington, D.C. and Moscow.
Before joining the Endowment, she was deputy director of the Moscow Institute of International Economic and Political Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and director of the Center of Political Studies in Moscow.
She has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkeley and at Cornell University, and a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Ms. Shevtsova is a member of the Council of the Russian Political Science Association; serves on the editorial boards of American Interest, Journal of Democracy, Pro et Contra and Demokratizatsiya.
Lilia Shevtsova is also professor of political science at the Moscow State Institute of International Affairs of the MFA of Russia; leading researcher at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatam House, Great Britain); member of the Executive Board of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (Great Britain); member of the Advisory Board of the Women in International Security organization; associate with the Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council; member of the Board of the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University.