Andrew Kuchins' Publications

Books, Chapters, and Monographs

With Igor Zevelev. “Russia’s Contested National Identity and Foreign Policy.” In Henry R. Nau and Deepa M. Ollapally, eds., Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Domestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan, and Russia (New York: Oxford University Press USA, 2012).

"Reset Expectations: Russian Assessments of U.S. Power." In Capacity and Resolve: Foreign Assessments of U.S. Power. CSIS Report, June 17, 2011. 

With Sergey Markedonov and Matthew Malarkey. "The North Caucasus: Russia’s Volatile Frontier." CSIS Report, March 31, 2011.

"The Key to Success in Afghanistan: A Modern Silk Road Strategy." CSIS Report, June 10, 2010.

With Dmitri Trenin, and Piotr Dutkiewiz. “The Obama Administration’s Reset Button for Russia.” In Russia: The Challenges of Transformation. (New York: New York University Press, 2011).

With Anders Aslund and Sergei Guriev, eds. Russia after the Global Economic Crisis. (Washington, DC: CSIS, 2010).

"The Northern Distribution Network and Afghanistan: Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities." CSIS Report, January 6, 2010.

"The Northern Distribution Network and the Modern Silk Road, Planning for Afghanistan’s Future." CSIS Report, December 17, 2009.

"The Obama administration's 'reset button' for Russia." In Alvaro de Vasconcelos and Marcin Zaboorowski, eds. The Obama Moment: European and American Perspectives. (EU Institute for Security Studies, 2009): 187-200.

With Anders Aslund. The Russia Balance Sheet. (Washington, DC: Peterson Institute/CSIS, 2009).

Turkey’s Evolving Dynamics”, CSIS Report, March 30, 2009.

Chinese Soft Power and Its Implications for the United States." CSIS Report, March 11, 2009.

Releveraging U.S. Power amid Sino-Russian Reapprochement.” CSIS Report, March 10, 2009.

With Anders Aslund. "Pressing the "Reset Button" on US-Russia Relations." CSIS Report, March 2009. 

With Samuel Charap. "Economic Whiplash in Russia: An Opportunity to Bolster U.S.-Russian Commercial Ties?" CSIS Report, February 2009. 

"Commentary: Where Should U.S. Policy toward Russia Go from Here?" CSIS Report, September 8, 2008.

With Amy Beavin and Anna Bryndza. "Russia's 2020 Strategic Economic Goals and the Role of International Integration." CSIS Report, July 2008. 

"Alternative Futures for Russia." CSIS Report, December 13, 2007.

With Vyacheslav Nikonov and Dmitri Trenin. "U.S.-Russian Relations: The Case for an Upgrade." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Report, January 2005. 

"An Agenda for Renewal: U.S.-Russian Relations," Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Report. December 2000.

Edited Volumes

With Dmitri Trenin, Russia: The Next Yen Years (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2004).

With D. Trenin, M. Trudolyubov, N. Yefimova, Rough Crossing: Democracy in Russia (Moscow: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2004).

Russia after the Fall
(Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2002).

With Tsuyoshi Hasegawa and Jonathan Haslam, Russia and Japan: An Unresolved Dilemma Between Distant Neighbors (Berkeley: University of California/International and Area Studies, 1993).

Congressional Testimony

Statement to the U.S House of Representatives, Homeland Security Subcommittee on Counterterroism and Intelligence. Terrorism in the Caucasus. Hearing. April 3, 2014.

Statement to the U.S. Senate, Committee on Foreign Relations. Prospects for Engagement with Russia. Hearing, March 19, 2009.

Statement to the United States Congress, U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Russian Democracy and Civil Society: Back to the Future. Hearing, February 8, 2006.

Academic Articles and Memos

Russia and the CIS in 2014, Asian Survey, Vol. 55, Number 1, pp. 148–156. ISSN0004-4687

"Putin Goes Nationalist," Sigur Center for Asian Studies, The George Washington Univerity, April 2015

"Russia, Ukraine, and U.S. Policy Options," CSIS, January 29, 2015

"Russia and the CIS in 2013: Russia's Pivot to Asia," Asian Survey, Volume 54, Number 1, January/February 2014. 

"The Energy Factor in Russia's 'Asia Pivot.'" PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No. 272 (August 2013). 

"Perspective: What’s to Follow the Demise of the US-Russian 'Reset'. " Current History. Vol. 111, Issue 747 (October 2012).

"The End of the 'Reset'." Foreign Affairs. March 1, 2012. Web.

With Igor A. Zevelev. "Russian Foreign Policy: Continuity in Change," The Washington Quarterly. Vol. 35, No. 1 (Winter 2012).

"Laying the Groundwork for Afghanistan's New Silk Road." Foreign Affairs. December 5, 2011. Web. 

"Russia, the 360-Degree Regional Power." Current History. Vol. 110, Issue 738 (October 2011).

"Putin's Return and Washington's Reset With Russia." Foreign Affairs. September 19, 2011. Web. 

"A Truly Regional Economic Strategy for Afghanistan." The Washington Quarterly. Vol. 34, No. 2 (Spring 2011).

With Thomas M. Sanderson and David A. Gordon. “Afghanistan: Building the Missing Link in the Modern Silk Road.” The Washington Quarterly. Vol. 33, No. 2 (April 2011).  

"Sino-Russian Myths," Survival. Vol. 51, Issue 5 (October 2009).

"Why Russia Is So Russian," Current History. Vol. 108, Issue 720 (October 2009).

"Europe and Russia: Up from the Abyss?" Current History. Vol. 108, Issue 716 (March 2009).

"A Look Ahead to Strategic Relations with Russia." SIPRI Update: Global Security & Arms (Febrary 2008).

"Putinism without Putin?" SAISPHERE 2007 (December 2007).

"Russia and China: The Ambivalent Embrace." Current History. Vol. 106, Issue 702 (October 2007).

"Summit with Substance: Creating Payoffs in an Unequal Partnership." Carnegie Policy Brief. No. 16 (May 2002).

"Is Russia Rising?" Demokratizatsiya. Vol. 11, No. 1 (Winter 2003).

"Explaining Mr. Putin: Russia's New Nuclear Diplomacy." Arms Control Today. Vol. 12, No. 8 (October 2002).

"Russia's Relations with China and India: Strategic Partnership-Yes, Strategic Alliance-No." Demokratizatsiya. Vol. 9, No. 2 (Spring 2001). 

"Russia's Strategic Partnership and Global Security." PONARS Policy Memo Series. No. 165 (November 2000).

"Russia and Regional Multilateral Security." PONARS Policy Memo Series. No. 52 (November 1998).

"The Emerging Sino-Russian Strategic Partnership and Eurasian Security." PONARS Policy Memo Series. No. 11 (September 1997).

Articles, Op-Eds, Interviews

View the entire list of Andrew Kuchins' media appearances

With Jeffrey Mankoff, "A Shaky Equilibrium in Ukraine," CSIS, April 2015

"Crimea One Year On: Where Does Russia Go Now?" CSIS, March 18, 2015

"Boris Nemtsov: The Dead of a Real Russian Patriot," CSIS, March 2, 2015

"Ukraine's Future Hanging in the Balance," CSIS, February 9, 2015

"Will economy be Putin's downfall?" CNN, December 7, 2014

"Putin's Dilemma," CSIS Global Forecast 2015: Crisis and Opportunity, November 11, 2014

With Jeffrey Mankoff, "Ceasefire in Eastern Ukraine," CSIS Critical Questions, September 8, 2014

"Chance for Peace Now in Ukraine?CSIS Critical Questions, July 22, 2014

"Act now, or face war in Ukraine," CNN, July 18, 2014

"Obama Needs a Eurasia Strategy," CSIS Commentary, May 28, 2014.

"Does Obama really understand Putin?" CNN, March 30, 2014. 

"Is Putin Having a Brezhnev Moment?" Politico Magazine, March 11, 2014. 

"U.S. credibility at stake in Ukraine," CNN, March 2, 2014. 

With Jeffrey Mankoff, "Ukraine's February Revolution: What Next?" CSIS Critical Questions, February 24, 2014. 

"Russia in 2014: Sochi key to Putin legacy," CNN, December 17, 2013. 

"Russia's China Challenge in a Changing Asia: An American Perspective," ASAN Forum, November 22, 2013.

How Putin's move could help Snowden and U.S.CNN, August 2, 2013. 

With Stephen Blank, Alexander Cooley, and Joshua Kucera, “US Military Involvement in Central Asia,” Central Asia Policy Forum, no. 1, April 2012.

A Durable Reset.” International Herald Tribune, September 13, 2011. 

"Policy shift raises E.U. hopes on Russia." The Washington Times, September 21, 2009.

"Central Asia’s Northern Exposure." The New York Times, August 4, 2009.

"Russia and the Perils of Personal Diplomacy." The New York Times, July 6, 2009.

"Obama Should Walk in the Woods with Putin." The Moscow Times, July 3, 2009.

"New Course for U.S. Foreign Policy?" ABC News, July 3, 2009.

"Formula for Rebooting Commercial Relations." The Moscow Times, February 25, 2009.

With Samuel Charap. "Obama’s opportunity?" The New York Times, January 30, 2009.

With Samuel Charap. "Russia’s peace offensive." The New York Times, October 13, 2008.

"U.S.-Russia-China Policy Triangle." Council on Foreign Relations, September 29, 2008.

"Time to Treat Russia as a Partner." The Moscow Times, July 3, 2008.

"Tensions in Eastern Europe." WAMU American University Radio, July 14, 2008.

"Bush Marks Final Official Visit with Putin." MSNBC, April 6, 2008.

"Opposing Views: Should NATO Defend Europe Against Russia's Energy Weapons?" Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, April 2, 2008.

With Amy Beavin. "Economic Risk and the Prospects for Foreign Companies in Russia." Russia Business Watch. Vol. 15, No. 2, Summer-Fall 2007.

"Kremlinology: Unpredictable Russia." Vedomosti, December 24, 2007 (in Russian).

"The Art of Reading Russia's Future." The Moscow Times, December 21, 2007.

"What is Putin's Plan?" Washington Post, September 28, 2007.

"Vlad the Surpriser." Newsday, June 10, 2007.

"A Turning Point in U.S.-Russian Relations?" Vedomosti, November 20, 2006.

"Russian Spin Job?" Kommersant, September 18, 2006.

"After the G-8: The Future Orbit of U.S.-Russian Relations." Heritage Foundation, September 15, 2006.

"Vladimir the Lucky." Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, July 25, 2006.

"Letter to Mr. Putin." Kommersant, July 12, 2006.

"Look Who's Back." Wall Street Journal Europe, May 9, 2006.

"Will the Authoritarians of the World Unite?" The Moscow Times, March 28, 2006.

"New Directions in Russian Foreign Policy: Is the East Wind Prevailing over the West Wind in Moscow?" Johnson's Russia List, November 29, 2005.

"From Values to True Dialogue." The Moscow Times, February 22, 2005.

"Europe's Last Geopolitician?" Profil, May 9, 2005.

"Getting Back to Business in Bratislava." The Moscow Times, February 22, 2005.

"We Will Know the Scope of the Discord of the American and Russian Interests in 2005." Profil, January 31, 2005.

"Experts: East-West "Meddling" in Ukraine?" United Press International, December 10, 2004.

"The Cooling Trend Will Continue." The Moscow Times, November 15, 2004.

"Commentary: Russia and Ukraine's Future." United Press International, October 30, 2004.

"U.S. and Russia--What's Next?" Untimely Thoughts, October 16, 2004.

"Two Tragic Septembers." The Moscow Times, September 24, 2004.

"Russia after Beslan." UPI International, September 13, 2004.

"The European Union and NATO Could Turn Chechnya into Kosovo." Nezavisimaya Gazeta, September 7, 2004.

"Russia's Image Problem Begins at Home." The Moscow Times, July 20, 2004.

"Putin's New Team and His Potential Political Legacy." Russian Investment Review, April 26, 2004.

"The West Must Not Turn Its Back on Russia." The Moscow Times, April 21, 2004.

"Presidential Politics: Russians, Republicans, and Democrats." Nezavisimaya Gazeta, February 27, 2004.

"Democracy and War." The Moscow Times, February 10, 2004.

"Russia's New Strategy." Rodnaya Gazeta, December 15, 2003.

"New or Old Russia?" The Moscow Times, December 15, 2003.

"Political Campaign Tactics of New Imperial Strategy?" BBC Russian, December 7, 2003.

"Russia Was Always a Dubious Member of the Club." Johnson's Russia List, November 30, 2003.

"America's Interests in Relations with Russia.", November 19, 2003.

"Putin's Pandora's Box." Johnson's Russia List, November 8, 2003.

"The Threat to Democracy in Russia Remains." Nezavisimaya Gazeta, September 25, 2003 (in Russian).

"The Limits of Power." Nezavisimaya Gazeta, September 15, 2003.

"Arrests Hurt Russia's Image More Than Terrorist Attacks." Nezavisimaya Gazeta, July 10, 2003.

"U.S.-Russian Cooperation and the Future of Central Asia." Washington Profile News Agency, December 25, 2002.

"Saddam's Fate: The Main Issue for Putin and Bush." Nezavisimaya Gazeta, November 22, 2002 (in Russian).

"Building a Real U.S.-Russian Partnership." Christian Science Monitor, May 20, 2002.

"Russia, China, and What's Really on the Table." The Moscow Times, August 3, 2001.

"Little Realism for the Realists." Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2001.

"Russia's Insecurity Complex." Washington Post, August 21, 2000.

Book Reviews

“Why Washington Needs to Integrate the New Silk Road with the Pivot to Asia.” Review of Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia by Alexander Cooley, Asia Policy, No. 16 (July 2013).

Review of Axis of Convenience: Moscow, Beijing, and the New Geopolitics by Bobo Lo, Pro et Contra, Vol. 13, No. 2 (March-April 2009).

"Etat Terrible," Review of Dangerous Nation by Robert Kagan, National Interest Online, August 29, 2007.

Review (in Russian) of Dangerous Nation by Robert Kagan, Pro et Contra, Vol. 11, No. 3 (May-June 2007).

Review of How Russia is Not Ruled: Reflections on Russian Political Development by Allen Lynch, Political Science Quarterly, Vol. 121, Issue 2 (Summer 2006).

"Russia in the Age of Putin." Review of Kremlin Rising by Peter Baker and Susan Glasser, SAIS Review, Vol. 26, No. 1 (Winter-Spring 2006).

Review of Elections Without Order: Russia's Challenge to Vladimir Putin by Richard Rose and Neil Munro, Slavic Review, Vol. 63, Issue 3 (Fall 2004).

"The Land that Time Forgot." Review of Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold by Clifford Gaddy and Fiona Hill, Survival, Vol. 46, Issue 2 (Summer 2004).

"What Russians Think About Foreign Policy." Review of The Russian People and Foreign Policy: Russian Elite and Mass Perspectives 1993-2000 by William Zimmerman, SAIS Review, Vol. 23, No. 2 (Summer-Fall 2003).

Review of Mending Fences: The Evolution of Moscow's China Policy from Brezhnev to Yeltsin by Elizabeth Wishnick, Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 11, No. 3 (Summer 2003).

Review of States and Markets: Comparing Japan and Russia by Guoli Liu, Russian Review, Vol. 54, Issue 3 (July 1995).