Problems of Post-Communism, May 2012 Table of Contents


Volume 59 Number 3 / May-June 2012 of Problems of Post-Communism is now available on the web site.

This issue contains:

Ideas and Political Communication in the Service of Power in Russia and the Post-Soviet Space: Guest Editor’s Introduction  p. 3
Gulnaz Sharafutdinova
Nationalism in Quiet Times: Ideational Power and Post-Soviet Hybrid Regimes  p. 6
J. Paul Goode
The Limits of the Matrix: Ideas and Power in Russian Politics of the 2000s  p. 17
Gulnaz Sharafutdinova
Constructing Russian Power by Communicating During Disasters: The Forest Fires of 2010  p. 31
Eva Bertrand
The Collective Security Treaty Organization Through the Looking Glass  p. 41
Yulia Nikitina
Russian Policy Toward Transnistria: Between Multilateralism and Marginalization  p. 53
Andrey Devyatkov

Problems of Post-Communism, March 2012 Table of Contents

Volume 59 Number 2 / March-April 2012 of Problems of Post-Communism is now available on the web site at

This issue contains:

Domestic Sources of Russia’s China Policy  p. 3
Marcin Kaczmarski
Turkmenistan’s Shifting Energy Geopolitics in 2009-2011: European Perspectives  p. 18
Slavomír Horák
Resisting International State Building in Kosovo  p. 31
Chris van der Borgh
PONARS as a Transnational Epistemic Community: An Insider’s View  p. 43
Andrey Makarychev
The State of the LGBT Community and Homophobia in Ukraine  p. 51
Tamara Martsenyuk

Problems of Post-Communism, January 2012 Table of Contents

Volume 59 Number 1 / January-February 2012 of Problems of Post-Communism is now available on the M.E. Sharpe Metapress web site.

This issue contains:

Playing to Lose?: Russia and the “Arab Spring”  p. 3
Stephen Blank and Carol R. Saivetz
The Politics of U.S. Television Coverage of Post-Communist Countries  p. 15
Ivan Katchanovski and Alicen R. Morley
Explaining the Varying Impact of International Aid for Local Democratic Governance in Bosnia-Herzegovina  p. 31
Paula M. Pickering
Russian Military Modernization: Cause, Course, and Consequences  p. 44
Bettina Renz and Rod Thornton
Why Look Back?: Citizens’ Attitudes Toward the Communist Regime in Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine  p. 55
Sergiu Gherghina and Lina Klymenko

Problems of Post-Communism, November 2011 Table of Contents

Volume 58 Number 6 / November-December 2011 of Problems of Post-Communism is now available on the web site at

This issue contains:

The Media Market and Media Ownership in Post-Communist Ukraine: Impact on Media Independence and Pluralism  p. 3
Natalya Ryabinska
Business as Usual?: Gazprom’s Pricing Policy Toward the Commonwealth of Independent States  p. 21
Karel Svoboda
Developing a Parliamentary Seniority System: A Case Study of Slovenia  p. 36
Uroš Pinterič
Social and Political Transnationalism Among Central Asian Migrants and Return Migrants: A Case Study of Kyrgyzstan  p. 48
Vanessa Ruget, Burul Usmanalieva

Problems of Post-Communism, July 2011 Table of Contents

Volume 58 Numbers   4-5 / July-October 2011 of Problems of Post-Communism is now available on the web site at

This issue contains:

 The Surprisingly Nonviolent Aftermath of the Beslan School Hostage Taking p.3
Debra Javeline and Vanessa A. Baird
Introduction: Coup de Grâce? p.23
Ann E. Robertson
Beyond the Nationalities Question? p.35
Mark R. Beissinger
Revisiting the End of the Soviet Union p.46
Anders Åslund
The Gorbachev Factor Revisited p.56
Archie Brown
The Coup That Never Was: Gorbachev and the Forces of Reaction p.66
Amy Knight
Documents from 1990-1991 p.75
The Last Year of the USSR: A Timeline p.96
Seventeen Moments in Soviet History p.121
Ann E. Robertson and James von Geldern
Robert T. Huber, 1955-2011 p. 123
Dana Ponte and Ann E. Robertson
Dmitry P. Gorenburg Appointed to Succeed Robert T. Huber as Editor of Problems of Post-Communism p. 124

Problems of Post-Communism Announcement

The publisher of Problems of Post-Communism is pleased to announce that Dmitry P. Gorenburg has been appointed editor of the journal to complete the editorial term of the late Robert T. Huber of NCEEER. Problems of Post-Communism is a peer-reviewed publication that has always aimed for accessibility to a broad readership both inside and outside the academy. It offers timely coverage of the communist and post-communist world and is currently hoping to expand coverage of East and Southeast Asia in addition to its traditional strength from Central Europe to Russia to Central Asia. The journal invites online submissions and suggestions for future issues at