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Classes will meet at CSIS in Washington, DC 

PSC 786 | Russian and Post-Soviet Politics |Brian Taylor 

Intro Session: April 13, 6-8:45pm

Online session May 18 and May 19 from 6-8:45PM and in-person Monday, May 22 to Friday, May 26 from 9AM-4:30 PM

This course is a graduate-level survey of the major issues in contemporary politics in the post-Soviet region in general, and Russia in particular. The seminar will very briefly examine the pre-Soviet and Soviet period, but the primary focus of the course is on developments since 1991. Topics to be examined include the Soviet collapse and transition, the nature of Putinism as a political and economic system, and Russian foreign and security policy, including US-Russian relations and the Russo-Ukraine War.  We will meet with multiple guests from the DC area community of Russia and Ukraine scholars and practitioners.   

Students are accepted on a rolling basis as space permits.

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