Marlene Laruelle

The George Washington University; Former Senior Fellow, Carnegie Council

Marlene Laruelle is a former senior fellow at Carnegie Council and research professor and associate director at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at The Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She is also the director of the Central Asia Program at IERES and co-director of PONARS (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia).

Laruelle was previously senior research fellow at the Russian and Eurasian Studies Program at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC. She was also senior research fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program.

Laruelle's books include Russia's Arctic Strategies and the Future of the Far North, In the Name of the Nation: Nationalism and Politics in Contemporary Russia, Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire, and Globalizing Central Asia: Geopolitics And The Challenges Of Economic Development, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

Featured Work

L to R: Jean-Yves Camus, Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson, Marlene Laruelle. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni.

JUN 20, 2018 Podcast

Russian Soft Power in France, with Marlene Laruelle & Jean-Yves Camus

It's important to understand that Russia and France have had a centuries-long relationship which is mostly positive, say French scholars Marlene Laruelle and Jean-Yves Camus. ...

Russian Orthodox cathedral and Cultural Center in Paris, <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/ninara/38443234906/">Ninara</a> (<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">CC</a>)

JAN 8, 2018 Article

Russian Soft Power in France: Assessing Moscow's Cultural and Business Para-diplomacy

Don't miss this fascinating account that maps Russian soft power in France by looking at networks that are not directly state-produced: diaspora organizations, those linked ...

Marine Le Pen at a <i>Front National</i> rally in Paris, May 1, 2012. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Meeting_1er_mai_2012_Front_National,_Paris_(46).jpg">Blandine Le Cain (CC)</a>

NOV 17, 2017 Podcast

Marlene Laruelle on Europe's Far-Right Political Movements

What has led to the rise of far-right parties across Europe and how have they evolved over time? Is immigration really the main issue, or ...

APR 19, 2016 Podcast

Eurasianism and the European Far Right: Book Launch and Update on Events in Europe

"Eurasianism and the European Far Right" is the culmination of an intensive two-year project spearheaded by the Council's U.S. Global Engagement Program. This expert ...

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OCT 31, 2014 Podcast

From Paris to Moscow: The Rise of New Far-Right Movements Across Europe

What effect has the Ukraine crisis had on the rise of ultra-nationalist forces in Russia and what has been the impact on Russia's neighbors? What ...