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Georgetown University
Russia, BRICS, US-Russian relations, international economics. political rhetoric
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Rachel Salzman is a Post Doctoral Fellow at Georgetown University and a Visiting Scholar at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Her research focuses on Russia and BRICS, with particular emphasis on how the concept of BRICS fits into Russia’s broader foreign policy strategies, and the effect the crisis in Ukraine has had on Russian approaches to the group. In 2014, Rachel was awarded a Cosmos Scholars grant and a Boren Fellowship for dissertation research and language study in Moscow. In 2013, she participated in the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance in Hamburg, Germany. Before beginning her doctorate, Rachel worked as the Assistant Director for the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Rachel holds a B.A. in European History from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil in Russian Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a PhD from Johns Hopkins SAIS. In addition to the Younger Generation Leaders Network, Salzman is a member of the Eurasia Foundation Young Professionals Network, and Bridging the Gap. She is a 2016 EASI Hurford Next Generation Fellow.

Recent Publications

Rachel S. Salzman. “From Bridge to Bulwark: The Evolution of BRICS in Russian Grand Strategy,” in Comillas Journal of International Relations No. 3 (2015) doi: cir.i02.y2015.006

Matthew Rojansky and Rachel S. Salzman. “Debunked: Why There Won’t Be Another Cold War,” The National Interest. March 20, 2015.

Rachel S. Salzman. “BRICS and Cross-Regionalism: A Qualitative Exploration,” in Ekonomicheskaia teoriia i khoziastvennaia praktika: globalnye vyzovy. Materialy mezhdunarodnoi konferentsii “Evoliutsiia mezhdunarodnoi torgovoi systemy: problemy i perspektivy.” Izdatelstvo “Gamma”: Sankt-Peterburg, 2014

Rachel S. Salzman. “The Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative,” in: Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg/IFSH (ed.), OSCE Yearbook 2010, Baden-Baden 2011. (English and German editions)

Rachel S. Salzman. “U.S. Policy Toward Russia: A Review of Policy Recommendations.” American Academy of Arts & Sciences, May 2010.

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