Moscow State Pedagogical University, Moscow, Russian Federation
Leon Rabinovich Aron has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute (now Moscow State Pedagogical University or Moscow State University of Education).
Columbia University, New York City, New York, United States
Leon Rabinovich Aron has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political sociology and a Master of Arts degree in media sociology from Columbia University.
(The emergence of a new Russia - a post-communist European...)
The emergence of a new Russia - a post-communist European state with a vast store of nuclear arms - raises many complex questions. What kind of foreign and defense policies will Russian pursue into the 21st century? What will be the impact of the loss of the former empire? And what are the implications for western policymakers? This volume attempts to answer those questions by examining Russia's relations with the Near Abroad (the newly independent states on its borders), the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and its Pacific neighbors, as well as its peacekeeping role in the former Soviet states. In addition, the book explores the historic patterns of Russian foreign policy (issues of internationalism, accommodation, "Soviet Russia"), the Soviet legacy, institutional mechanisms for policymaking, and the effects of domestic policy. The Emergence of Russian Foreign Policy concludes with a discussion of western perceptions of Russian's evolving national security doctrine and the future of Russian-American strategic relations.
(This book celebrates the life and work of the first democ...)
This book celebrates the life and work of the first democratically elected leader in 1,000 years of Russian history, who presided over the disintegration of the Soviet Empire and the move to a free-market economy.
(In Russia's Revolution: Essays 1989 - 2006 AEI resident s...)
In Russia's Revolution: Essays 1989 - 2006 AEI resident scholar Leon Aron brings together his observations of the last great revolution of the twentieth century, which began with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 and continues today in Putin's Russia. Aron explores the broad range of political, economic, social, and cultural developments in Russia in the last fifteen years, ranging from the vagaries of privatization to the recovery of Russia's glorious gastronomic tradition to the challenges of postauthoritarian life as seen through the eyes of Boris Akunin, the bestselling Russian mystery writer.
(Leon Aron considers the "mystery of the Soviet collapse" ...)
Leon Aron considers the "mystery of the Soviet collapse" and finds answers in the intellectual and moral self-scrutiny of glasnost that brought about a profound shift in values. Reviewing the entire output of the key glasnost outlets in 1987-1991, he elucidates and documents key themes in this national soul-searching and the “ultimate” questions that sparked moral awakening of a great nation: "Who are we? How do we live honorably? What is a dignified relationship between man and state? How do we atone for the moral breakdown of Stalinism?" Contributing both to the theory of revolutions and history of ideas, Aron presents a thorough and original narrative about new ideas’ dissemination through the various media of the former Soviet Union. Aron shows how, reaching every corner of the nation, these ideas destroyed the moral foundation of the Soviet state, de-legitimized it and made its collapse inevitable.
(In this groundbreaking collection, nine of Russia's leadi...)
In this groundbreaking collection, nine of Russia's leading scholars and experts describe and analyze some of the Vladimir Putin regime’s key structural strengths and weaknesses and look at their implications for both the present and the future. As far as the regime’s fault lines are concerned, the evidence presented by the authors shows no reversal, or even narrowing, of these structural dysfunctions in Putin’s third presidential term. Topics covered here include Russia's political economy, political geography, and politics of federalism; the regime, ideology, public opinion, and legitimacy; and potential defeat and radicalization of civil society. Emerging in these pages is a finely textured portrait of a society rife in complexities, contradictions, and postponed but looming crises.
Leon Aron has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moscow State Pedagogical Institute (now Moscow State Pedagogical University). He has a Doctor of Philosophy degree in political sociology and a Master of Arts degree in media sociology from Columbia University.
From 1983 to 1984 Leon Aron was an assistant project director at Benton & Bowles, an advertising firm. From 1984 to 1987 he was a senior project director at Newspaper Advertising Bureau, Inc. From 1987 to 1997 Aron was a senior policy analyst at Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C.
In 1992 he became a resident scholar and director of Russian studies at the American Enterprise Institute. From 1994 to 1996 he was an adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He has been a consultant on Russian affairs to firms, including Frost & Sullivan, and to the International Reporting Information Systems; has appeared as a consultant on television and radio programs, including 60 Minutes, All Things Considered, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Since 2014, Aron has been a governor of the Broadcasting Board of Governors (now The U.S. Agency for Global Media), which oversees the operations of several international broadcasting outlets, including Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. From 1990 to 2004, he was a panelist on "Looking from America" (Gliadya iz Ameriki), a weekly Voice of America Russian-language radio and television show. Aron was the recipient of the United States Institute of Peace’s Peace Fellowship.
Aron is a prolific writer and editor, and his books include Roads to the Temple: Memory, Truth, Ideas, and Ideals in the Making of the Russian Revolution, 1987 – 1991 (2012), in which he details and analyzes the intellectual and moral revolution that precipitated the end of the Soviet Union, Russia’s Revolution: Essays 1989 – 2006 (2007), and the first in-depth biography of Boris Yeltsin, Yeltsin: A Revolutionary Life (2000).
A regular contributor to newspapers, magazines, and popular news websites, Aron has published essays and articles on Russian foreign policy, politics, and literature in CNN, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Weekly Standard, among others. From 1999 to 2014, he wrote AEI’s Russian Outlook, a quarterly essay on the economic, political, social, and cultural aspects of Russia’s post-Soviet transition.
In addition to his writings, Dr. Aron is a frequent guest on television and radio. His interviews include "PBS NewsHour," CNN, C-SPAN, CBS News’ "60 Minutes," and National Public Radio’s "All Things Considered."
(In Russia's Revolution: Essays 1989 - 2006 AEI resident s...)2007
(In this groundbreaking collection, nine of Russia's leadi...)2015
(This book celebrates the life and work of the first democ...)2000
(Leon Aron considers the "mystery of the Soviet collapse" ...)2012
(The emergence of a new Russia - a post-communist European...)1994