Our 51st Year

Robert Barylski
Peter Bergen
John Beyrle
Stephen Biegun
William Davison
Thomas DeFrank
Evan Feigenbaum
Jeffrey Gedmin
Russel Honoré
Brian Hook
Margaret Jay
Richard Jones
Robert Jones
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Bob McClure
Mohsen Milani
Thomas Nichols
Charles Ray
Dennis Ross
Charles Schudson
Peter Singer
John Sinnott
Jeremi Suri
Martin Walker


Robert Barylski

Dr. Robert V. Barylski is a retired associate professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at USF Sarasota and former Dean of the University. An expert on civil-military relations in Russia, he published The Soldier in Russian Politics 1988-1996: Duty, Dictatorship and Democracy under Gorbachev and Yeltsin. He travels to Russia frequently and speaks and writes on political and economic reconstruction in the former Soviet Union. He is particularly interested in the development of oil resources in Russia and the newly independent nations on its borders.

In recent years, he has become one of the leading experts on Russian policy towards states and peoples of Islamic heritage. He has also spoken to SILL audiences on the rise of tycoons in the Russian economy and the relationships between Russia, China and Iran.

Dr. Barylski has an undergraduate degree in political science from Brown University and graduate degrees in Russian area studies and political science from Harvard.