Russia Senior Thesis Wins Political Science Prize

Jake Cohen's senior thesis wins Upenn's Department of Political Science Prize. He showed that states that are more dependent and less dependent on Russian gas in the EU have different perspectives on how to handle Russia and, overall, the less dependent states win out, though with some victories on some policy issues for the more dependent (mostly East European) states.  He surveyed five different major policy decisions and looked at which side’s positions shaped policy in each case.  Original research and findings.