Glenn Diesen


USN Handelshøyskolen
Institutt for økonomi, historie og samfunnsvitenskap
Campus Vestfold (D3-92)
Glenn Diesen forsker primært på russlands strategi for stor-Eurasia som en politisk økonomi og konservativt prosjekt.


  • Russisk politisk økonomi
  • Russisk konservatisme
  • Russisk utenrikspolitikk
  • Eurasisk integrering




Professor ved Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge (Vestfold)

Redaktør ved Russia in Global Affairs (Moskva)

Styremedlem i International Insititute for Peace (Vienna)

Medlem av Center for Nationalism Studies (Sarajevo)



University of Southeast Norway
Professor                                                                                    April 2020 - ongoing

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Professor                                                                                                Aug 2018 – April 2020

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Visiting Scholar                                                                                     Aug 2017 – Aug 2018

Russia in Global Affairs
Editor                                                                                                     Nov 2018 - ongoing

Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
Adjunct Research Fellow                                                                       Aug 2016 – Aug 2019

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Lecturer / Scholarly Teaching Fellow                                                      Feb 2011 –Dec 2017


Amsterdam Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
PhD Politics and International Relations (Doctor of Social Sciences)                        2010-2014
Dissertation: ‘Inter-democratic security institutions and the security dilemma:
    EU and NATO relations with Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union’

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
PhD Politics and International Relations (Doctor of Philosophy)                               2010-2014

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Master of International Relations                                                                              2009
Thesis: ‘Medvedev’s proposal for a new European security architecture’

St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Language and History                                                                                  2006

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Master of Business                                                                                                    2003-2004

University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia
Bachelor of Commerce                                                                                              1999-2001



Diesen, G., 2022. Russophobia: Propaganda in International Politics. Palgrave MacMillan, London.

Diesen, G., 2021. Europe as the Western Peninsula of Greater Eurasia: Geoeconomic Regions in a Multipolar World, Rowman & Littlefield, London.

Diesen, G and Lukin, A., 2021. The Return of Eurasia, (ed) Palgrave Macmillan, London [publication pending].

Diesen, G., 2021. Russian Conservatism: Managing Change under Permanent Revolution, Rowman & Littlefield, London.

Diesen, G., 2021. Great Power Competition in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Geoeconomics of Technological Sovereignty, Bloomsbury, London.

Diesen, G and Lukin, A., 2020. Russia in a Changing World, (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, London.

Diesen, G., 2018. The Decay of Western Civilisation and Resurgence of Russia: Between Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft, Routledge, London.

Diesen, G., 2017. Russia’s Geoeconomic Strategy for Greater Eurasia, Routledge, London.

Diesen, G., 2015. EU and NATO Relations with Russia: After the Collapse of the Soviet Union, Routledge, London.


Book chapters

Diesen, G., 2020. ‘The Geoeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Union’, in A Aseeva and J Gorski (eds.), The Law and Policy of New Eurasian Regionalization Economic Integration, Trade, and Investment in the Post-Soviet and Greater Eurasian Space , Brill, Leiden.

Diesen, G., 2020. ‘Russia and COVID-19: Domestic Relief and Geoeconomic Reforms’, in C Hawksley and N Georgeou (eds.) State Responses to COVID-19, HADRI, Sydney.

Diesen, G., 2020. ‘Neutral Power Russia?’, in H Reginbogin and P Lottaz (eds.) Permanent Neutrality, Lexington Books, Washington D.C.

Diesen, G., 2019. ‘Narrowing the widening political gap’, in L Grigoryev (ed.) Global Governance in Transformation: Challenges for International Cooperation, Springer, London.

Diesen, G., 2016. ‘Russia's Pivot to Asia: Constructing a Eurasian State in a Multipolar World’, in D Gopal and D Ahlawat (eds.) Indo-Pacific: Emerging Powers, Evolving Regions and Challenges to Global Governance, Aakar, New Delhi.


Journal articles

Diesen, G., 2021. Europe as the Western Peninsula of Greater Eurasia, Journal of Eurasian Studies, (approved and publication pending)

Diesen, G., 2020. Russia as an International Conservative Power: The Rise of Right-Wing Populists and their Affinity towards Russia, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, 28(2): 182-196.

Diesen, G., 2019. The Disorderly Transition to a Multipolar World, New Perspectives, 27(3): 25-29.

Diesen, G., 2019. The Geoeconomics of Russia’s Greater Eurasia Initiative, Asian Politics & Policy, 11(4): 566-585.

Diesen, G., 2018. The Geoeconomics of the Territorial Dispute between Russia and Japan, Asian Survey, 58(3): 582–605.

Diesen, G. and Keane, C., 2018. The offensive posture of NATO’s missile defense system, Communist and Post-Communist Studies, 51(2): 92-103.

Diesen, G., 2018. The ‘New Cold War’ and its Impact on Chinese Geoeconomics, Valdai Discussion Club, 21 November.

Diesen, G., 2017. The Global Resurgence of Economic Nationalism, Valdai Discussion Club [republished in Russia in Global Affairs], 21 December.

Diesen, G., 2017. The EU, Russia and the Manichean Trap, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 19(3): 1-18.

Diesen, G., 2017. Russia, China and ‘Balance of Dependence’ in Greater Eurasia, Valdai Discussion Club [republished in Russia in Global Affairs], 31 March.

Diesen, G. and Keane, C., 2017. The Two-Tiered division of Ukraine: Historical Narratives in Nation- and Region-Building, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, 19(3): 313-329.

Gatev, I. and Diesen G., 2016. Eurasian Encounters: The Eurasian Economic Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, European Politics and Society, 17(1): 133-150.

Diesen, G. and Keane, C., 2016. Constraining Missile Defence, Defense and Security Analysis, 32(2): 129-143.

Keane, C., and Diesen, G. 2015. Divided We Stand: The US foreign policy bureaucracy and nation-building in Afghanistan, International Peacekeeping, 22(3): 205-229.

Diesen, G., 2015. Inter-democratic security institutions and the security dilemma: a neoclassical realist model of the EU and NATO after the end of the Soviet Union, East European Quarterly, 41(2-3): 137-161.

Diesen, G., 2015. Coercing ‘European Integration’? Assessing the posture of the CSDP, Polis, No.6, 81-102.

Diesen, G., and Wood, S., 2012. Russia’s Proposal for a New European Security System: Confirming Diverse Perspectives, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 66(4): 450-467.



Invited Speaker:

Diesen, G., 2021. Book launch: Russian Conservatism, George Washington University, 29 April 2021.

Diesen, G., 2021. ‘Russia’s Conservative Common Eurasian Home’, Higher School of Economics, Moscow (online), 22 April 2021.

Diesen, G., 2021. Book launch: Great Power Politics in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: The Geoeconomics of Technological Sovereignty, Higher School of Economics, Moscow (online), 16 March 2021.

Diesen, G., 2021. ‘Disinformation in the fourth industrial revolution', Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad (online), 22 February 2021.

Diesen, G., 2020. ‘Russia’s Greater Eurasia Initiative’, Australian Institute of International Affairs, Melbourne (online due to Covid-19), 30 July.

Diesen, G., 2020. ‘Russia’s Greater Eurasia: A Conservative and Geoeconomic Concept’, Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok (online due to Covid-19), 12 June.

Diesen, G., 2020. ‘Life After Brexit: What Will Be the Future of the United Kingdom and the EU after Separation?’, Valdai Discussion Club, 31 January.

Diesen, G., 2020. ‘Technological Sovereignty in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC), Moscow, 30 January.

Diesen, G., 2019. ‘Incentives and Constraints for Eurasian Integration’, Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC), Berlin, Germany, 3 September.

Diesen, G., 2019. Neutrality in Eastern Europe, Permanent Neutrality: A Model for Peace, Security, and Justice, Washington, United States, 25 March.

Diesen, G., 2018. ‘Geoeconomic Blocs in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, Eurasian Economic Union, Moscow, Russia, 15 November.

Diesen, G., 2018. ‘Great Power Competition in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia, 13 November.

Diesen, G., 2018. ‘The Socio-Economics of Russia’s Greater Eurasia’, Geocultural Forum – Dialogue of Civilisations (DOC), St. Petersburg, Russia, 27 September.

Diesen, G., 2018. ‘How to Prevent the Third World War’, Global Challenges Summit 2018 - Astana Economic Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan, 17 May. Panel speakers:

·       Francois Fillon, former French Premier and Presidential Candidate

·       Vladimir Yakunin, former President of Russian Railways and Chairman of the ‘Dialogue of Civilizations’

·       Glenn Diesen, Visiting Scholar at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow

·       Rein Mullerson, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Estonia


Diesen, G., 2018. ‘Regional Megablocs: The Way to Fragmentation or New Globalisation’, Global Challenges Summit 2018 - Astana Economic Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan, 17 May. Panel speakers:

·       Romano Prodi, former Prime Minister of Italy and President of the European Commission

·       Jin Liuqin, President of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

·       Andrei Belyaninov, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Development Bank

·       Glenn Diesen, Visiting Scholar at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow

·       Askar Mamin, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan

·       Alan Woolf, Deputy Director General of the WTO


Diesen, G., 2018. ‘Creativity versus Unemployment: What do Humans do in the World of Machines?’ Global Challenges Summit 2018 - Astana Economic Forum, Astana, Kazakhstan, 18 May. Panel speakers:

·       Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist and futurist

·       Glenn Diesen, Visiting Scholar at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow

·       Albert Efimov, Head of the Robotics Laboratory of Sberbank

·       Atakan Huseyn Varol, Head of the Department of Robotics, Nazarbayev University



Conference Papers:

Diesen, G., 2019. ‘Russia as an International Conservative Power’, Panel: Civilizations and International Order: One World or Multipolarity,? HSE, Moscow, Russia, 15-16 May.

Diesen, G., 2019. ‘Europe at the Western periphery of Russia’s Greater Eurasia’, Panel: From Greater Europe to Greater Eurasia, BASEES, Cambridge, UK, 12-14 April.

Diesen, G., 2019. ‘A New Format for Globalisation: The Political and Economic Philosophy of Russia's New Eurasianism’, Panel: Russia’s Turn Towards the Asia Pacific, International Relationships, Moscow, Russia, 9-11 April.

Diesen, G., 2018. ‘ Legitimacy after the Liberal International Order’, Global Governance Conference - HSE, Moscow, Russia, 3-4 December.

Diesen, G., 2017. Conceptualising Russia as an Asian Democracy’, ICIRD, Bangkok, Thailand, 24 June.

Diesen, G., 2017. ‘Russia and the Geoeconomics of Eurasian Connectivity’, Global Studies Conference, Singapore, 9 June.

Diesen, G., 2016. Russia and Japan at a Crossroad: Russia’s Pivot to Asia and the End of Status Quo, APSec, Osaka, Japan, 8-9 December.

Diesen, G., 2015. The Eurasian Economic Union and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, The Eurasian Project in a Global Perspective, Cambridge, UK, 9 December.

Diesen, G., 2015. Cooperation, conflict, contradiction…? Russia’s energy pivot to Asia, China’s Energy Outreach and its Impact on the Regional Order in Asia Pacific and Beyond, Ningbo, China, 26 June.

Diesen, G., 2014. Missile Defence and Russia, APSA Conference, Sydney, Australia, 29 September.

Diesen, G., 2014. The CSDP and the security dilemma with Russia, EUIA Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 24 May.