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Andrei Tsygankov

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Andrei Tsygankov is Professor at the Departments of Political Science and International Relations at San Francisco State University. He teaches Russian/post-Soviet, comparative politics, and international politics. He is a graduate of Moscow State University (Candidate of Sciences, 1991) and University of Southern California (Ph.D., 2000). He has published widely in western and Russian academia and is the author of Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) and Whose World Order? Russia 's Perception of American Ideas after the Cold War (University of Notre Dame Press , 2004), along with many articles.

31.10.2016

From Valdai with a message of confidence and reform

From Valdai with a message of confidence and reform

Russia is ready to move forward both economically and politically – but on its own terms, and according to its own interests, priorities and values

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03.10.2016

How cyber power fits into Russia's current foreign policy

How cyber power fits into Russia's current foreign policy

The Kremlin continues to look for new ways to challenge U.S. hegemony, expose the limitations of the West and win respect for Russian values and interests

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08.08.2016

Trump's views on Russia challenge America's foreign policy identity

Trump's views on Russia challenge America's foreign policy identity

Donald Trump is challenging a fundamental notion at the core of American identity – the role of the U.S. as an unchallenged global leader able to intervene anywhere in the world in the name of democracy

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19.02.2016

5 reasons why the threat of a global war involving Russia is overstated

5 reasons why the threat of a global war involving Russia is overstated

Despite the growing potential for military conflict in either Europe or the Middle East, the risk of a great power war has been greatly exaggerated by the media and top political leaders

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04.02.2016

Why the demonization of Putin is unlikely to make Russia back down

Why the demonization of Putin is unlikely to make Russia back down

The more that the West attempts to back Putin into a corner, the more he will be able to consolidate Russian public support for his policies

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03.10.2015

The Kremlin's Syria gamble is risky, but could have a big payoff

The Kremlin's Syria gamble is risky, but could have a big payoff

Putin’s decision to bomb ISIS in Syria is a calculated risk designed to break Russia’s isolation from the West and prevent radical Islamic elements from further destabilizing the North Caucasus and Central Asia

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17.11.2014

Will Russia be able to build a functioning state?

Will Russia be able to build a functioning state?

Russia is at a crossroads in how to build a strong, functioning state. Old models – such as the neo-Soviet model and the liberal Western model – have already been discarded. So what comes next?

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05.08.2014

Russia has an inferiority complex, America has a superiority complex

Russia has an inferiority complex, America has a superiority complex

There’s something about Russia’s attempts to establish a strong national identity in the post-Cold War era that clashes with America’s perceptions of its unique role in the world

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25.09.2013

Putin wants a stronger Obama

Putin wants a stronger Obama

Putin’s Syria proposal is actually part of a broader strategy to strengthen Barack Obama against the increasingly vocal Russia skeptics in the U.S.

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20.07.2013

What have the U.S. and Russia learned from the Snowden Affair?

What have the U.S. and Russia learned from the Snowden Affair?

Both nations adjust to the realities of diplomacy in a post-Cold War era

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