Andrei Tsygankov


Professor at the Departments of Political Science and International Relations, San Francisco State University.

He teaches Russian/post-Soviet, comparative politics, and international politics. He is a graduate of Moscow State University (Candidate of Sciences, 1991) and University of Southern California (Ph.D., 2000). He has published widely in western and Russian academia and is the author of Russia's Foreign Policy: Change and Continuity in National Identity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006) and Whose World Order? Russia 's Perception of American Ideas after the Cold War ( University of Notre Dame Press , 2004), along with many articles.


American Russophobia and the Crisis of Liberal West
The new American Russophobia is a reflection of a crisis experienced by the liberal West. The roots of this crisis are in promotion of the unsustainable hegemonic narrative of market democracy’s

Andrei Tsygankov
America's Russia Policy: Will the Zero-Sum Game Continue?
The psychological compatibility of Russian and American leaders is a crucial problem typical of the countries’ bilateral relations. Public altercations between Vladimir Putin and Hillary Clinton are a

Andrei Tsygankov
Uprising Against Values And the Liberal World Order
Only someone completely apathetic would not agree that the modern world order is deep in crisis. The US, the main backer of global liberalism, is witnessing the decline of its prestige.

Andrei Tsygankov
The Age of Transition and the Soft Power Decline
Soft power will continue to decline. In the increasingly polarized world, the United States will seek to preserve its power by all available means, while the rising powers will aim at improving their

Andrei Tsygankov
Valdai Paper #15: A Strong State: Theory and Practice in the 21st Century
The 15th Valdai paper arises the problem of defining what state in future can become really strong and effective.

Andrei Tsygankov


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