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Dr. Cynthia Roberts is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Hunter College, City University of New York, and also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. In 2007, she was also appointed a Senior Associate of the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia. Previously, Dr. Roberts was Director of the Russian Area Studies Graduate Program at Hunter. Dr. Roberts has served as a consultant to various departments of the U.S. government, including the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, Department of Energy and is currently a member of the John J. McCloy Roundtable on Setting the National Security Agenda at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York and on the international board of trustees of the Centre for European Security in Moscow. Her articles on Russian affairs and international security problems have appeared in such journals as Comparative Politics, Survival, Europe-Asia Studies, The Washington Quarterly, Journal of Cold War Studies, Technology Review and others, as well as in books on these subjects. Dr. Roberts currently is revising a book on “Prelude to Catastrophe: Soviet Security Policy between the World Wars,” which was accepted for inclusion in the series “Studies of the Harriman Institute,” Columbia University. Her other book project concerns Russia’s relationships with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the EU, and the G-8. Dr. Roberts received her Ph.D. in Political Science and the Certificate of the Harriman Institute, both from Columbia University.
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Authored by Dr. Cynthia A Roberts.
How best to engage an increasingly authoritarian Russia that is neither fully excluded nor embraced by the leading Euro-Atlantic institutions remains a critical unresolved security challenge nearly 20 years since the Cold War’s end. This analysis of the difficult engagement between Russia and the European Union reveals why shallow cooperation and costly standoffs characterize Russia’s troubled partnerships with the West.