University of California, Riverside


Paul D'Anieri Paul D’Anieri Professor of Political Science

Topics: Ukraine–Russia Crisis

Preferred Media: Print, Radio, Video

Languages Spoken: English, Ukranian, Russian, German

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Tel: (951) 827-5893

Media Contact: Tess Eyrich
Tel: (951) 827-1287


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.