A political scientist, D’Anieri’s expertise is in Eastern European and post-Soviet affairs, with an emphasis on the international and domestic politics of the Soviet Union. His textbook, International Politics: Power and Purpose in Global Affairs, is in its third edition [Thomson Wadsworth] and has been called the first truly student-oriented text in the field.
He received his bachelor’s degree in international relations from Michigan State, followed by a master’s and doctorate in government at Cornell University.
On Ukraine–Russia Crisis
As a professor of political science and expert on the region that encompasses the former Soviet Union, Paul D’Anieri is a highly-sought commentator on the current situation between Ukraine and Russia. D’Anieri was a Fulbright Scholar in Ukraine, working as a visiting scholar at Lviv State University. His studies have also taken him to Russia, Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan.
- Comments published on the UCR Today website on July 30, 2014.
- Radio interview on the Jim Bohannon radio show on July 21, 2014.
- An opinion piece on the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in Ukraine published in The Washington Post‘s “Monkey Cage” on July 21, 2014.