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Russia’s Peacetime Demographic Crisis: Dimensions, Causes, Implications

On August 12, 2010, the Hudson Institute and the National Bureau of Asian Research held a panel discussion to mark the launch of Dr. Nicholas Eberstadt’s new report, Russia's Peacetime Demographic Crisis: Dimensions, Causes, Implications (May 2010). This event featured a keynote presentation from Dr. Eberstadt, followed by discussion with S. Enders Wimbush (Hudson Institute) and Fiona Hill (Brookings Institution). NBR Senior Associate Roy Kamphausen served as moderator for the discussion.

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About the Report

Russia's demographic trends portend a crisis of alarming proportions for the country's future human and social capital, as explicated in grave detail in the NBR Report Russia's Peacetime Demographic Crisis: Dimensions, Causes, Implications (May 2010) by Nicholas Eberstadt. Describing Russia's depopulation trend as "nothing short of a humanitarian catastrophe," Eberstadt paints a compellingly grim picture of Russia's future demographic profile, which has serious implications for the country's domestic policy priorities as well as for the country's ambitions to regain a preeminent position on the world geopolitical stage. Indeed, Eberstadt's report leads one to question the very viability of Russia as a resurgent power of the 21st century.


(Left to right) Roy Kamphausen, Nicholas Eberstadt, Fiona Hill, and S. Enders Wimbush.



Russia's Peacetime Demographic Crisis: Dimensions, Causes, Implications (May 2010) by Nicholas Eberstadt.

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Mahin Karim
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