Richard Sakwa

Richard Sakwa, PhD, Professor, is one of the most influential British political scientists.


Currently Richard occupies position of Professor of Russian and European Politics of School of Politics and International Relations of University of Kent.

From 2001 to 2007 Professor Sakwa was the Head of the University's Politics and International Relations department. His main research interest is Soviet, Russian and post-communist affairs, and has written and edited several books and articles on the subject.

Richard is a participant of Valdai Discussion Club, an Associate Fellow of the Russia and Eurasia Programme at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, a member of the Advisory Boards of the Institute of Law and Public Policy in Moscow and a member of Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences.


His books include:
□ The Putin Paradox (2020)
□ Developments in Russian Politics, Ninth Edition (2018)
□ Russia Against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order (2017)
□ Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands (2015)
□ The Crisis of Russian Democracy: The Dual State, Factionalism and the Medvedev Succession (2011)
□ Communism in Russia: An Interpretative Essay (2010)
□ The Quality of Freedom: Putin, Khodorkovsky and the Yukos Affair (2009)
□ Putin: Russia's Choice, fully revised and updated Second Edition (2008)
□ Russian Politics and Society, Fourth Edition, completely rewritten and reorganised (2008)


His Scopus Author ID is 6506132065.