Graeme Gill is Professor Emeritus at the University of Sydney. A long-time student of Soviet and Russian affairs, he is the author of 25 books and over 100 articles. As well as Soviet and Russian politics, he has published on democratisation and the origins and development of the state. His most recent book is Bridling Dictators. Rules and Authoritarian Politics (Oxford University Press, 2021). Since retirement from the university, he has continued to pursue research, and is currently working on a handbook of Russian politics and society, and a study of revolution and terror. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a former president of the International Committee for Central and East European Studies.
Mr Jon Richardson has written a piece commenting on some of the points that I made in my critique of an earlier piece by him, and while I think exchanges often reach the point of exhaustion, some of his comments do warrant a response. Continue reading »
A key question for international diplomacy is how to end the current conflict in Ukraine. History shows that for a lasting peace to be achieved, those issues at the heart of the conflict need to be addressed. Where they are ignored, resentment festers and instability is the likely result. Accordingly in thinking about a settlement Continue reading »
The Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 burst onto the international scene and has, within a few short months, upturned much of what international politics was thought to be about, at least in the developed West. Continue reading »