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Jeff Hawn

Jeff Hawn

Non-Resident Fellow

Jeff Hawn is a Non-resident fellow at Newlines and a doctoral candidate at London School of Economics Department of International History. Jeff’s research focuses on the aftermath of the Cold War and the emergence of modern Russia. Before undertaking his doctoral studies Jeff previously worked as a private sector tactical intelligence analyst and has written extensively on Russia’s domestic politics and foreign policy. In addition to his work with Newlines Jeff has been published by Foreign Policy, and Riddle Russia. He holds a Bachelors’s and Masters’s from American University School of International Service and a certificate of Russian Area Studies from St Petersburg State University. Jeff tweets @jeff_hawn

Latest Articles

Putin’s House of Cards

Putin’s House of Cards

As a post-Putin era approaches in Russia, it is key for Western leaders to grasp what might come next.

Putin’s Golden Calf

Putin’s Golden Calf

Russia’s historical mythmaking around Ukraine, NATO, and the Great Patriotic War are key to understanding its invasion.

Is it Time for a New American Approach to Russia?

Is it Time for a New American Approach to Russia?

In this episode of the Newlines Institute’s Contours podcast series, geopolitical analysts and Russia experts Jeff Hawn and Sim Tack join the Newlines Institute’s Caroline Rose and Nicholas Heras to break down the future of Russia after the country’s September 2021 parliamentary elections.

Russia’s Adaptive Authoritarianism

Russia’s Adaptive Authoritarianism

Recent constitutional reforms in Russia have been widely portrayed as a consolidation of President Vladimir Putin’s personal power, but an analysis of the measures shows a country preparing for an eventual end to Putin’s rule — as well as looming economic, demographic, and sociopolitical crises.