Jeremy Smith is Professor of Russian History and Politics at the University of Eastern Finland. From 1999-2010 he was Senior Lecturer in Russian History at the University of Birmingham and in 2010 was Visiting Professor of History at the University of Michigan. His most recent monograph, Red Nations: the Nationalities Experience in and after the USSR, published by Cambridge University Press in 2013, chronicles and analyses the development of non-Russian nations since 1917. He has written extensively on Soviet nationalities, the South Caucasus and Central Asia, and is now working on the breakup of the Soviet Union and its consequences.
Published in: oDR1991 and 2016: historic mistakes
What Brexit and the break-up of the USSR have (and do not have) in common.
Published in: HomeFiscal failure and OBR over-optimism: a review of the UK economy in Q4 2015
The network ‘Economists for Rational Economic Policies’ (EREP) review the UK's economic performance in the last...
The cracks begin to show: a review of the UK economy in 2015 (part one)
On the first day of 2016 trading the FTSE 500 index nosedived. This surprised perennially optimistic business...
The cracks begin to show: a review of the UK economy in 2015 (part two)
Thus, the ultra-flexible UK labour market (“with employers in the driving seat”, in the government’s own charming...
Reactions to Mr Osborne’s autumn statement
Today, UK's Chancellor George Osborne set out the Conservative Government’s fiscal plans for the current Parliament...