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Policy and Popular Writing

Analytical/Policy Publications:

"After a Ceasefire, Would Russia Simply Fight Again?," War on the Rocks, December 21, 2023

"The Long-Run Challenges to Economic Growth and Social Stability in Russia," Russian Analytical Digest, No. 304, 27 November 2023.


"Sanctions, Economic Hardship, and Social (In)stability in Russia," Riddle, August 26, 2022


"Who’s to Blame? Sanctions, Economic Hardship, and Putin’s Fear of Color Revolutions," PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, 767, April 2022.


“Global Cities Versus Russian Rustbelt Realities,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, 651, May 2020.

“Russia’s Truckers and the Path from Economic to Political Protest,” PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo, 551, November 2018.

“Russian Labor Protest in Challenging Economic Times” (with Irina Olimpieva), Russian Analytical Digest, No. 182, April 2016.

“Monotowns, Economic Crisis, and the Politics of Industrial Restructuring in Russia,” Russian Analytical Digest, No. 164, March 2015.


Selected popular writing:

"Pass Ukraine Aid, But Make it Conditional on Ending the War," Responsible Statecraft, Feb 05, 2024


"In Russia, Clear Signs of War Fatigue," The Nation, January 18, 2024


"Futile Military Solutions Cannot Solve Political Problems," The Hill, October 21, 2023


"How the Russian People Can End Putin's War," with Hardy Merriman, The Hill, March 24, 2022


“The Factory Joins the Square: Putin’s Nightmare Unfolds in Belarus,” The Nation, August 18, 2020


"Sen. Portman, Where Do You Stand on Ukraine?" Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nov. 22, 2019

“Why Protests Keep Putin Up at Night,” Foreign Affairs, April 19, 2017

“Be Careful What You Wish For, Mr. Putin,” The Russia File, reprinted in Newsweek as “What Will Putin Do Without America As His Enemy,” Dec. 27, 2016

“Is Putin about to face a ‘colored revolution’?,” The Washington Post, Feb. 10, 2016

“War and Poverty Threaten Ukraine's Future,” The Moscow Times, June 4, 2014, reprinted in The Diplomatist (India), August 2014

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