Russian Foreign Policy: Putin's Strategies and Tactics

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Kimberly Marten, Ph.D.

Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

March 8th, 2017 at 1pm at the New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street, Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

Kimberly Marten, a foreign policy analyst, is the Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, and a faculty member of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) and the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University. Marten directs the Program on U.S.-Russia Relations at Columbia's Harriman Institute for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies. She is a member of Columbia's Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, the PONARS-Eurasia network, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ms. Marten writes frequently about current events, with her articles appearing in The Washington, the Washington Postthe Huffington PostUSA Today, and for PONARS-Eurasia. She is a frequent guest on TV news shows including MSNBC, CNN International, BBC and PBS NewsHour.

Ms. Marten’s latest book, Warlords: Strong-Arm Brokers in Weak States (Cornell University Press, 2012), traces the development of warlordism and its consequences in the tribal areas of Pakistan, in the Sunni Arab areas of Iraq, in post-Soviet Georgia and in the Republic of Chechnya in Russia. Her prior books include Engaging the Enemy: Organization Theory and Soviet Military Innovation (Princeton, 1993), which received the Marshall Shulman Prize; Weapons, Culture, and Self-Interest: Soviet Defense Managers in the New Russia (Columbia, 1997); and Enforcing the Peace: Learning from the Imperial Past (Columbia, 2004).

Marten earned her B.A. in 1985 at Harvard University magna cum laude and her Ph.D. in 1991 at Stanford University. She was a post-doctoral fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation and a visiting scholar at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies. Her research has been supported by the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Social Science Research Council/MacArthur Foundation, and the government of Canada.