May 23, 2014

The Slow Death of Russian, Eurasian Studies

Yalowitz & Rojansky, The National Interest

The Associated Press

There has been no shortage of editorials and op-ed commentaries on Russian actions in Ukraine. This explosion of viewpoints, however, obscures the troubling reality that the fund of deep expert knowledge and understanding of Russia in the United States is in rapid decline. Despite the implication of a New York Times article on the “thinning ranks” of Russia experts, the problem is not only a lack of young scholars who show interest in the region, but rather a lack of career opportunities and financial support for those who do.

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