The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the historical claims that have accompanied it have drawn new attention to Russian understandings of history, of Russia’s place in the world, and in particular of Russia’s historical relations with the West and with Ukraine. To analyze this critically important subject, Anatol Lieven, director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute, was joined by Professor Andrei Tsygankov, a leading scholar of Russian foreign policy. They discussed Dr. Tsygankov’s renowned book, Russia’s Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity (Rowman and Littlefield), the fifth updated edition of which was published last year.
Andrei Pavlovich Tsygankov is professor of Russian and International Politics at San Francisco State University and author of numerous books on Russian history, foreign policy and national identity, including "Whose World Order?" (2004) and "Russia and the West from Alexander to Putin" (2011). He has spoken at various forums and has contributed to Asia Times, Johnson's Russia List, Moscow Times, Korea Herald, Los Angeles Times, Russia Profile, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Voice of America and other media publications.
Anatol Lieven is director of the Eurasia Program at the Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft. He was formerly a professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and in the War Studies Department of King’s College London. A former British correspondent in the Soviet Union and Russia, he is author among other books of "Chechnya: Tombstone of Russian Power?" (Yale University Press, 1998), and "Ukraine and Russia: A Fraternal Rivalry" (US Institute of Peace, 1999).