Foreign Policy

Assessing the Russian Military

Guest: Michael Kofman on the Russian military.

Russophobia in America: A Genealogy

My talk at the Kennan on the history of russophobia.

The State of Russia

Guest: Masha Lipman on the current state of Russian politics.


The American Mission to Save Russia

Guest: David Foglesong on the American mission to save Russia.

The US Pledge on NATO Expansion

Guest: Josh Shifrinson on the US pledge on no NATO expansion.

From Great Fear to the Great Terror



James Harris is a Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Leeds University where he specializes in the history of Stalinism. James has published several books and articles on the Stalin period. His most recent book is The Great Fear: Stalin’s Terror in the 1930s.

Russia Through German Eyes



James Casteel is an assistant professor of German, Russian, and Jewish history in the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at Carleton University. His research interests include transnational relations between Germany and Russia, nations and empires in central and eastern Europe, and diasporic cultures and belonging. He is the author of Russia in the German Global Imaginary: Imperial Visions and Utopian Desires, 1905-1941.


Fugazi, “Long Division,” Steady Diet of Nothing, 1991.

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