Harley Balzer of Georgetown University discusses lessons learned from a quarter-century perspective of the "Transition to Communism", focusing largely on the lesson that China's surprising success challenges many assumptions and presents a stunning contrast to Russia.
With Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the US media and a growing number of senior government, policy and academic experts are raising concerns about the decline in US expertise on Russia.
At the suggestion of some of our members, ASEEES is posting the request to sign the following statement of concern regarding the conflict in Ukraine, drafted by Profs. Juliet Johnson and Maria Popova at McGill University. If you are a scholar of Ukrainian and Russian affairs (all disciplines) and would like to add your name to the list of signatories, please send your name and institutional affiliation to: firstname.lastname@example.org