Former Associate Research Fellow, Russia / Eurasia Center

Research Interests:

  • Russian ideological production and soft power
  • Illiberal movements
  • Russian Arctic policy


Marlène Laruelle is an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri's Russia / Eurasia Center, a Researcher, Professor, and the Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the George Washington University (Washington DC), and co-Director of PONARS-Eurasia. She works on Russian ideological production and Russia's soft power abroad, as well as on the rise of illiberal movements in Europe, Eurasia and the United States. She also works on Russian Arctic policy. From January 2019 to March 2024, she was an Associate Research Fellow at Ifri’s Russia/NIS Center.

Her lattest publications include Is Russia Fascist (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2021), La Russie entre peurs et défis (Armand Colin, 2016, with Jean Radvanyi), released in a revised and updated English version Understanding Russia. The Challenges of Transformation (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2018), and Russian Nationalism. Imaginaries, Doctrines, and Political Battlefields (Routledge, 2018).

Domaines d'expertise
Russie / Eurasie
Politique intérieure russe