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
One Year of Russia’s War in Ukraine … and Beyond
This Newlines Institute Contours podcast reviews the geopolitical effects of Russia’s war in Ukraine, assesses what might occur in that conflict in the year ahead, and seeks to answer the question of whether anything or anyone can convince Russia and Ukraine to halt the fighting.
Ukraine’s Counteroffensive Exposes Russian Army’s Weaknesses
With continued support from the West, Ukraine has the potential to replicate its success in Kharkiv.
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
Russia’s historical mythmaking around Ukraine, NATO, and the Great Patriotic War are key to understanding its invasion.