Nina Khrushcheva

Nina Khrushcheva



Russian-US Relations
European Policy


Nina Khrushcheva is Professor of International Affairs at New School University in New York.  She is senior fellow of World Policy Institute  and contributing editor to Project Syndicate: Association of Newspapers Around the World. After receiving PhD from Princeton University, she had a two-year research appointment at the School of Historical Studies of Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and then served as Deputy Editor of East European Constitutional Review at NYU School of Law. She is a member of Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of Great Immigrants: The Pride of America Award from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Her articles have appeared in NewsweekThe New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Financial Times and other publications. She is the author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics (Yale UP, 2008) and The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey Into the Gulag of the Russian Mind (Tate, 2014).


  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature
    Princeton University
  • Russian
    Moscow State University


  • World Policy Institute
  • New School
  • American Fellowship, The American Association of University Women
  • Merit Fellowship, Princeton University
  • Distinguished Teaching Award from the Diplomatic Corps Service Bureau
  • “Putin and Trump’s Tainted Love,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2017 (The Globe and Mail, Canada, Hindustan Times, India) (See all Project Syndicate contributions)
  • “The Death of the Party,” published by Project Syndicate, June 2017 (Jordan TimesThe Jakarta Post, Indonesia)
  • “The Eruption of Moscow’s Housing Estates,” published by Project Syndicate, May 2017
  • “Trump Stumbles into Putin’s Syrian Backyard,” published by Project Syndicate, April 2017
  • “When Obama is Always Listening,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2017
  • Melania Trump is the perfect autocrat’s wife,” Quartz, March 3, 2017
  • “Laughing in the Dark,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2017 (La Nacion, Argentina, The Japan Times)
  • “America’s Russian Hypocrisy,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2017 (Novoe Vremya, Ukraine, Kathmandu Post, Nepal)
  • “The Manchurian Cabinet,” published by Project Syndicate, December 2016 (Huffington Post, USA, Kosova Sot, Kosovo)
  • “Donald Trump’s Brave New World,” published by Project Syndicate, November 2016 (Irish Examiner, Ireland, Handelsblatt Global, Germany)
  • “Direct Democracy Strikes Again,” published by Project Syndicate, October 2016 (Den, Ukraine)
  • “Trump Through Russian Eyes,” published by Project Syndicate, September 2016 (The Jordan TimesHandelsblatt, Germany)
  • “Does Putin Really Want a Trump Presidency?” published by Project Syndicate, August 2016 (Die Welt, Germany, Tin Tuc 24, Vietnam)
  • “The Kremlin’s Olympic Acrobatics,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2016 (Danas, Serbia)
  • “The Strongman’s Power Trap,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2016 (Irish Examiner, Ireland)
  • Putin’s Pick: Clinton or Trump?”, July 4, 2016
  • Donald Trump has a Russian twin named Vladimir,” Quartz, June 23, 2016
  • “Putin’s Illusion of Reform,” published by Project Syndicate, June 2016 (Die Welt, Germany)
  • “The Queen’s Chinese Guests from Hell,” published by Project Syndicate, May 2016 (Irish Examiner, Ireland, The Globe and Mail, Canada)
  • “The Improbable Reformers,” published by Project Syndicate, April 2016 (Times of OmanIl Sole, Italy)
  • “The Lilli-Putins of the EU,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2016 (The Australian, O Estado de S. Paulo, Brazil)
  • “Putin, the Pope, and the Patriarch,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2016
  • “The Marketing of the American President,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2016 (Al Jazeera EnglishDie Welt, Germany)
  • “Putin’s Trump Card,” published by Project Syndicate, December-January 2015-16 (Irish Examiner, Ireland, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark)
  • Vladimir Putin fancies himself a tsar standing up to Turkey’s would-be sultan,” Quartz, December 4, 2015
  • United With Putin Against Terror?” published by Project Syndicate, November 2015 (Die Presse, Austria, Die Welt, Germany)
  • “Alexievich’s Achievement,” published by Project Syndicate, October 2015 (Irish Examiner, Ireland, The Globe and Mail, Canada)
  • “Abdullah Gül’s Choice,” published by Project Syndicate, September 2015 (The Daily Star, Lebanon)
  • “The Authoritarian Temptation,” published by Project Syndicate, August 2015 (Die Welt, Germany)
  • Putin is a Dick,” Quartz, August 4, 2015
  • “Containment Begins at Home,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2015 (The AustralianToday’s Zaman, Turkey)
  • “The Goebbels of the Kremlin,” published by Project Syndicate, June 2015 (The Globe and Mail, Canada)
  • “Putin on Parade,” published by Project Syndicate, May 2015 (Der Standard, Austria)
  • “Europe versus Gazprom,” published by Project Syndicate, April-May 2015
  • Graveyard of Emperors: Putin Should Heed the Fates of Russian Leaders,” Quartz, April 9, 2015
  • Tsar Vladimir Putin is Always Right,” Reuters, March 12, 2015
  • “Kremlin Murder Incorporated,” published by Project Syndicate, March 2015 (The Daily Star, Lebanon, Irish Examiner, Ireland)
  • “Russia and America at the Oscars,” published by Project Syndicate, February 2015 (Die Welt, Germany, El Tiempo, Colombia)
  • What does Vladimir Putin Really Want in Ukraine?” Reuters, February 2, 2015
  • “Putin’s Scare Tactics,” published by Project Syndicate, January 2015 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Dagens Nyheter, Sweden)
  • Building Berlin’s Wall Helped Avoid Nuclear Confrontation,” Reuters, November 7, 2014
  • As if Things weren’t Badenov: Even in Good Times, Russians are Villains in Hollywood,” Reuters, August 27, 2014
  • Putin’s Anti-American Rhetoric Now Persuades his Harshest Critics,” Reuters, July 29, 2014
  • “Putin’s Tipping Point?” published by Project Syndicate, July 2014 (Globe and Mail, Canada, Huffington Post, USA, The Irish Examiner, Ireland)
  • “Shevarnadze: The Silver Fox of Dictatorship and Democracy,” published by Project Syndicate, July 2014 (Sunday’s Zaman, Turkey, El Tiempo, Colombia)
  • Putin Face-Off: Make Schwarzenegger Our Man in Moscow,” Reuters, June 20, 2014
  • US v Russia: Searching for Kennan,” Reuters, April 28, 2014
  • Putin’s New ‘Values Pact’,” Reuters, March 26, 2014
  • Why Putin’s Wrong to Blame Khrushchev,” CNN, March 21, 2014
  • Putin Projects Russia’s Unreal Reality,” Reuters, March 12, 2014
  • Khrushchev Would Be Appalled,” Newsweek, March 4, 2014
  • “Russia’s Crimean Shore?” published by Project Syndicate, February-March 2014
  • For Moscow Ukraine is Always ‘Little Russia,’” Reuters, February 20, 2014
  • “Russia’s Potemkin Olympic Village” published by Project Syndicate, February 2014 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Today’s Zaman, Turkey, The Japan Times, Japan)
  • “Power Without Purpose” published by Project Syndicate, January 2014 (Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria, The Moscow Times, Russia)
  • “Putin the Peronist” published by Project Syndicate, December 2013 (The Daily Star, Lebanon, El Tiempo, Colombia)
  • Why Russia Can Afford Crony Capitalism, but India Can’t,” The Economic Times, October 20, 2013
  • Who will Blink First?” Newsweek The Daily Beast, September 6, 2013
  • “Can Navalny Save Russia?” published by Project Syndicate, September 2013
  • NSA as ‘Big Brother’? Not Even Close,” Reuters, June 28, 2013
  • “Vladimir Putin’s Potemkin Love Life” published by Project Syndicate, June 2013 (The Scotsman, UK, The Moscow Times, Russia)
  • The Show Trial State,” Foreign Policy, May 21, 2013
  • Terrorism, Putin and the Cold War Legacy,” Reuters, May 14, 2013
  • The Boston Paradox” published by Project Syndicate, April 2013 (Today’s Zaman, Turkey, The Daily Star, Lebanon)
  • “The Czar of the French” published by Project Syndicate, January 2013 (Die Welt, Germany, Today’s Zaman, Turkey)
  • “The History of Russia’s Future” published by Project Syndicate, December 2012-January 2013 (Handelsblatt, Germany, Irish Examiner, Ireland, Business Times, Singapore)
  • “Is Vladimir Putin Czar of the Intelligentsia?” Newsweek, October 15-21, 2012
  • “Putin’s Final Act” published by Project Syndicate, May-June, 2012 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Die Welt, Germany)
  • “Putins letzter großer Sieg” in Handelsblatt, March 7, 2012 (in German)
  • “Russia’s Bo-Toxic President Returns” published by Project Syndicate, Dec 2011-Jan 2012 (La Repubblica, Italy, Handelsblatt, Germany)
  • Shades of Stalin” in Newsweek, October 10-16, 2011
  • “The Eternal Putin” published by Project Syndicate, Sep-Oct 2011 (The Moscow Times, Russia, Die Welt, Germany)
  • “The Lost Lessons of Freedom” in Foreign Policy, August 19, 2011
  • “The Walls of August” published by Project Syndicate, August 2011 (The Scotsman, UK, Der Standard, Austria, The Daily News, Egypt)
  • “Will the Meek Inherit Russia?” published by Project Syndicate (CNN, USA, The Scotsman, UK, The Moscow Times, Russia, Die Welt, Germany) June-July 2011
  • “Toppling Russia’s Modernizers” published by Project Syndicate (The Moscow Times, Russia, Die Welt, Germany) Sep-Oct 2010
  • “A Spy Who Came In By Amtrak” in Foreign Policy, July 14, 2010
  • “Signs of Improving Climate in Russia” in, May 5, 2010
  • “The Cruelty of Chance” published by Project Syndicate (The Daily Star, Lebanon, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark, Die Welt, Germany, etc.) April 2010
  • “Ukrainian Democracy and Its Cynics” published by Project Syndicate (The Daily Star, Lebanon, Kristeligt Dagblad, Denmark, Sunday Zaman, Turkey, etc.) February 2010
  • “No Heads are Better Than Two” in Foreign Policy, January/February 2010
  • “Putin’s Potemkin Nation” published by Project Syndicate (The National Times, Australia; Il Sole, Italy, etc.), Dec 2009
  • “Nabokov’s Manuscripts Don’t Burn” in The Moscow Times, December 4, 2009
  • KGB Petroleum” published by Project Syndicate, November 2009
  • “The Memory Trap” in Foreign Policy, November 6, 2009
  • “Two Funerals and Our Freedom” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany; The GuardianThe Scotsman, UK), July-August 2009
  • “Legally Lawless Russia” in Forbes, July 7, 2009
  • “America’s Favorite Boogeyman” in The Moscow Times, January 26, 2009
  • “Putin’s Year of Living Dangerously” published by Project Syndicate (Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, etc.) Dec 2008
  • “Fleeting Oil Supremacy” in Forum: The Russians are ComingThe Chronicle of Higher Education, September 5, 2008
  • “Alexander Solzhenitsyn: The Prophet and the Commissars” published by Project Syndicate (Miami Herald, USA, The GuardianThe Scotsman, UK, The Toronto Star, Canada, etc.) August 2008
  • “China’s Triumph of the Will” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Daily News, Egypt, Daily Times, Pakistan, Der Standard, Austria) August 2008
  • Conservative Comrades: Nabokov and Buckley” in Russia!, Summer 2008
  • “Lost in Byzantium” in Los Angeles Times, June 1, 2008
  • Yushchenko of Ukraine: The Hollowing of a Hero” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, March 28, 2008
  • “Putin’s Unwilling Executioner?” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, The GuardianThe Scotsman, UK, Daily News, Egypt, etc.) February-March 2008
  • “Modern Tsar” in Barrett Sheridan’s The Return of the BearNewsweek, February 28, 2008
  • “Putin of All the Russias” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh, Moscow Times, Russia, etc.) October 2007
  • “Kremlin Musical Chairs,” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, Die Welt, GermanyThe Independent, Bangladesh, Ziua, Romania, etc.) September 2007
  • “Back to the Brink in Ukraine” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, The Daily Star, Lebanon, The Independent, Bangladesh) August 2007
  • Russia’s New Inspector General” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, August 10, 2007
  • “The View from Here: On Russia” in Business Spotlight Verlag, Germany, no. 5, August-September 2007
  • “The Liars’ Last Reunion: George W. Bush and Vladimir Putin at G-8” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, The Maimi Herald, USA, The Daily Star, Lebanon, El Tiempo, Colombia, etc.), June 2007
  • “The Hero of His Time: Boris Yeltsin” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria, The Maimi Herald, USA, etc.) April 2007
  • Nabokov’s Big in Beijing” in The Moscow Times, April 20, 2007
  • Playing the Ukrainian Card” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, March 15, 2007
  • “Fidel Castro: The Autumn of the Commandante,” published by Project Syndicate (The Guardian, UK, Die Welt, Germany, The New York SunThe Star-Ledger, USA), January 2007
  • “A Murder in Moscow: A Tragic Death of Anna Politkovskaya” published by Project Syndicate (Miami Herald, USA, Die Welt, Germany, Le Figaro, France, La Reppublica, Italy, etc.), October 2006
  • “The Gulag of the Russian Mind” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), August 2006
  • “Cheney, Putin Can’t Get Beyond Cold War Talk” in The Moscow Times, May 17, 2006
  • “Why not celebrating Nabokov is a tragedy” in the Financial Times, April 19, 2006
  • A Fatal Desire for Order” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, February 26, 2006
  • The Day Khrushchev Buried Stalin” in the Los Angeles Times, February 19, 2006
  • “Why Russia Still Loves Stalin” in The Washington Post, February 12, 2006
  • “The Two Faces of Vladimir Putin” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), June 2005
  • “Happy Birthday, Nikita Khrushchev” in The New York Times, April 16, 2005
  • Vova the Dread” in the Wall Street Journal, March 5, 2005
  • Elections in Ukraine: The Empire Sneaks Back” in The New York Times-International Herald Tribune, October 30, 2004
  • “Russian Culture of Contempt” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Le Figaro, France), August 2004
  • “Vladimir Putin: a Tzar or a Doge” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), April 2004
  • “Vladimir Putin Hurts Russian Democracy” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), Dec 2003
  • “Putin Wears a President’s Clothes, but He’s Really an Ersatz Czar” in Los Angeles Times, October 1, 2003
  • “Brezhnev, Bush and Baghdad” in The Nation, May 19, 2003
  • “Stalin and Memory” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, El Pais, Spain, etc.), March, 2003
  • “Treason of Russian Intellectuals: A Case of Chechnya” in Tages Anzeiger (Switzerland), March 3, 2003
  • “Putin the Poker player” published by Project Syndicate (Die Welt, Germany, Der Standard, Austria), February 2003
  • “Russian Language is Our Wealth (Soviet Slogan)” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Winter, 2002/2003
  • “The Details: St. Petersburg” in Esquire, September 2002
  • “The Russian Dreifus Affair” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Le Figaro, France, Die Welt, Germany), August 2002
  • “Putin as an Island” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Le Figaro, France, Die Welt, Germany), May 2002
  • “International Response to 9-11: Russian Press Makes it Good” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Winter/Spring, 2002
  • “Fidel, Monica and Me” in, March 1, 2002
  • “What Comes First in Russia: Democracy or Trust?” in Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2001
  • “Shevarnadze’s Last Stand?” published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), November 2001
  • “Nabokov’s Russian Return” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Summer/Fall, 2001
  • “Missile Defense Would Rile the Russian Bear” in Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2001
  • “Forward to Putinism” in Russian Regional Report, Vol. 6, No. 2, 17 January 2001, also published by Project Syndicate (Der Standard, Austria, NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), January 2001
  • “To Russia, With Love and Pharmaceuticals” in Los Angeles Times, November, 26, 2000
  • Homo Sovieticus [Vladimir Putin]” in Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2000
  • “A Watch, A Shoe and a Cold War Tale” in Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2000
  • “Vladimir Putin, Cultural Maestro” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Summer 2000
  • “Why Gusinsky Was Arrested, Let Go” in Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2000
  • “Putin and Pushkin” published by Project Syndicate (NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Die Welt, Germany), June 2000
  • “Yeltsin’s Last Surprise” published by The New York Times Syndicate and Project Syndicate, January 2000
  • “Moscow’s Boss Under Fire” in, December 16, 1999
  • “Russia’s Center Doesn’t Hold” with Robert Orttung, Project Syndicate (NRC Handelsbuad, Netherlands, Asakhi Evening News, Japan), September 1999
  • “Here’s a Message to Moscow: Get Over It” in Los Angeles Times, June 16, 1999
  • “In Moscow, It’s All Boris, All the Time” in Los Angeles Times, May 13, 1999
  • “Where does Russia Go?” in the, April 1, 1999
  • “When Things Get Hairy in the Kremlin” in Los Angeles Times, December 30, 1998
  • “Baldness and Democracy” in the, December 17, 1998
  • “A Familiar Theme That Poisons Russian Politics” in Los Angeles Times, November 25, 1998
  • “Weight of the nation: fat as a regional concept” in The Times of London, July 11, 1998
  • “The Sad State of Russian-American Relations” in Analysis of Current Events, July/Aug. 1998
  • “NATO expansion: Postscript or prelude?” in The Trenton Times, 17 May 17, 1998
  • “Deconstructing Yeltsin” in the, April 2, 1998
  • “In Russia, Czar Yeltsin Gives a Warning” in Los Angeles Times, February 6, 1998
  • “The Russians are Coming!” in Los Angeles Times, January 2, 1998
  • “In Hollywood, Russians still favored villains” in The Trenton Times, November 30, 1997
  • “From Socialist Utopia Toward True Democracy” in Los Angeles Times, November 14, 1997
  • “Khrushchev’s Diary” in the, September 25, 1997
  • “Independence Has a Wry Meaning in a Land Searching for Pride” in Los Angeles Times, July 4, 1997
  • “Who cares who’s sleeping where? Others should have such troubles!” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 20, 1997
  • “Russians will work it out by themselves, thank you” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 7, 1996
  • “Khrushchev’s shoe shook the world” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 22, 1995
  • “Russians sacrificed – for what?” in The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 9, 1995
  • “We don’t trust ourselves” in The Trenton Times, January 22, 1995
  • “There are signs of magic in this war-torn world” in The Trenton Times, January 1, 1995
  • “Everything is possible in the ‘New Curiosity Shop’” in The Trenton Times, November 27, 1994

The enemies of those people: life in Trump’s USA,” Index on Censorship, Summer 2017

Introduction “The Imaginative Reality of Frank Walter’s Universe” in Barbara Paca, Frank Walter: The Last Universal Man, 1926-2009 (Radius Books, 2017), in conjunction with the Antigua Pavilion Frank Walter exhibition, Venice Biennale 2017

“Cultural Contradictions of Post-Communist Russian (Il)Liberalism” in Riccardo Mario Cucciolla, ed., State and Political Discourse in Russia(Rome, Italy: I Libri di Reset DOC, 2017)

“Russia’s Identity of Perpetual Crisis” in Liah Greenfeld, ed., Globalisation of Nationalism (Colchester, UK: ECPR Press, 2016)

Putin v. Purse Power: Confronting International Laws, Russian Style,” Social Research: An International Quarterly, Winter 2015

Epilogue “A Visionary from Hope” in Barbara Paca, Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965): Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World (Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 2015), in conjunction with Ruth Starr Rose exhibition, Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore, MD, Oct 10, 2015-Apr 3, 2016

Romancing True Power: D20 Journal, with Yiqing Wang (Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy Publication, 2015), in conjunction with Romancing True Power: D20 exhibition, Parsons The New School for Design, Feb 12-26, 2015

“Een verlangen naar propaganda” [A Desire for Propaganda], Nexus 67: Fall 2014 (in Dutch)

Inside Vladimir Putin’s Mind: Looking Back in Anger,” World Affairs, July-August 2014

Once KGB Agent, Always a KGB Agent,” excerpt from The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, Newsweek, May 14, 2014

A Breath of Fresh Air in the Kremlin,” excerpt from The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, Newsweek, May 13, 2014

Khrushchev: Hero or Villain?” excerpt from The Lost Khrushchev: A Journey into the Gulag of the Russian Mind, Newsweek, May 12, 2014

Change Nobody Believes in,” IWMPost No. 106, January-March 2011 (p. 13)

Chapter “Russia, A Revolutionary Life” in Anthony Anemone, ed., Just Assassins: The Culture of Terrorism in Russia (Northwestern University Press, 2010)

 “De grijze massa van het poetinisme” [The Grey Matter of Putinism], Nexus 54: Summer 2010 (in Dutch)

 “Russia’s Rotting Empire,” World Policy Journal, Fall 2008

“Das Jahr der Angst. Russland nach Politkowskaja” [The Year of Fear: Russia After Anna Politkovskaya], Transit: Europaische Revue 34: 2007-2008 (in German)

An Eternal Revolution of the Russian Mind,” Raritan Review, Winter 2008

Imagining Nabokov: Death is But a Question of Style,” Nabokov OnLine Journal, Spring/Summer 2007

Vladimir Nabokov and the Russian Poets,” Russian Studies in Literature, vol. 42, no. 4, Fall 2006. (Also published in Russian in Voprosy Literatury, No. 4, 2005)

“The New Post-Transitional Russian Identity: How Western is Russian Westernization?” with Edward Hancox (New York: World Policy Institute/Harriman Institute Publication, January 2006)

“Twentieth Communist Party Congress Anniversary in USA,” Politia, No. 4 (39) Winter 2005-06 (in Russian)

“‘Rehabilitating’ Stalin,” World Policy Journal, Summer 2005

“Lessons of Transition: The Cultural Contradictions and Future of Russia’s Liberalization,” with Audrey Benvenuti (New York: World Policy Institute Publication, July 2002)

Chapter “Russia and NATO: Lessons Learned” in NATO After Fifty Years (Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, 2001), pp. 229-241

“Separatism and Unification in the New World Order,” interview with Yevgeny Primakov in The Harriman Review, vol. 13, no. 1-2, April 2001

“Alexander Solzhenitsyn” in Revolution: Faces of Change (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2000), pp. 38-43

Cultural Contradictions of Post-Communism: Why Liberal Reforms Did Not Succeed in Russia” (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2000)

  • “A Tangled Conspiracy Tale, Soviet Style. A Review of Stalin’s Last Crime: The Plot against Jewish Doctors, 1948-1953 by Jonathan Brent and Vladimir P. Naumov” in Los Angeles Times Book Review, February 22, 2004
  • “Why Gorbachev is Russia’s Unsung Hero” in Los Angeles Times Book Review, August 11, 2002
  • “Where Rabbits Fly: On Tatayna Tolstaya’s Novel Kys” in The Times Literary Supplement, October 5, 2001
  • Culture Matters but not in Russia: Review of L. Harrison, S. Huntington, eds, Culture Matters: How Values Shape Human Progress” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Spring 2001
  • Homo Sovieticus: A Review of First Person: An Astonishingly Frank Self-Portrait by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Los Angeles Times, September 24, 2000
  • “Visiting Nabokov” in Nezavisimaya Gazeta-Ex Libris, April 20, 2000 (in Russian)
  • “Report from Russia: The Future of the Thick Journals” in CORRESPONDENCE: An International Review of Culture and Society, Winter 1999/2000
  • “Soviet Leader Revisits Changes and Promise of a Stormy Nation: A Review of On My Country and the World by Mikhail Gorbachev” in the Washington Post, November 21, 1999
  • “The Master: A Review of Pushkin by Elaine Feinsten, and Eugene Onegin, translated by Douglas Hofstadter” in the Wall Street Journal, July 15, 1999
  • “Novel interests, but misses Uncle Joe the man: A Review of The Autobiography of Joseph Stalin by Richard Lourie” in The Washington TimesJune 27, 1999
  • “Solzhenitsyn’s History Lesson” in The Nation, May 3, 1999
  • Speak, Memory. Nabokov Revisited” in The Washington Times, May 2, 1999
  • “From Russia with Love: A Review of Andre Makine’s Once Upon the River Love” in The Washington Times, Sept 12, 1998
  • “Reclaiming a Master. A New Translation of Nikolai Gogol’s Short Stories” in The Washington Times, June 14, 1998