Maria Lipman

senior author

Maria Lipman is an Editor-in-Chief of Counterpoint journal, published by the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University 

She was the editor-in-chief of Pro et Contra, a policy journal published by the Carnegie Moscow Center, from 2003 until 2014.

Before joining the Carnegie Moscow Center, Lipman was co-founder and deputy editor of two Russian weekly magazines: Itogi (Summing Up), published in association with “Newsweek,” and Ezhenedel’ny Zhurnal (Weekly Journal).

From 2001 until 2011, Lipman wrote an op-ed column on Russian politics, media, and society for The Washington Post. She has contributed to a variety of Russian and US publications; since 2012 she has written a monthly blog for The New Yorker online.

Lipman is a frequent speaker on the international conference circuit and has regularly been featured as a Russia expert on a range of international broadcast media.

Lipman holds an M.A. from Moscow State University.

Selected publications

The State of Russia: What Comes Next? contributor and co-editor, forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan in 2015.

Putin's Russia. Past Imperfect, Future Uncertain (Sixth Edition), chapter on media and politics, ed. Stephen K. Wegren., forthcoming from Rowman & Littlefield Publishers in July 2015.

"Russia's Nongovernmental Media Under Assault," Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, 22(2), 2014: 179-190.