Category: Russia

Phoenix or Sisyphus? Identifying the Pattern of Russia’s Recurrent Quest for Great Power Status

Professor Mark n Katz argues: “Just like previous Russian rulers, Putin’s aggressive efforts to reassert Russia’s status as a great power may actually be setting Russia up for yet another catastrophic setback.”


The Mood in Moscow

Professor Mark N. Katz was in Moscow last week where he participated in a conference at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (commonly known by its Russian acronym, MGIMO). He did a radio interview with Ekho Moskvy, and talked with many Russian scholars and journalists about the current international situation. Here is a summary of the views he heard from his Russian interlocutors over the course of the week.