Marshall Goldman is Professor of Economics Emeritus at Wellesley College and Senior Scholar at the Davis Center for Russian Studies at Harvard University. An internationally recognized authority on Russian history, politics, and economics, he has met with Mikhail Gorbachev and Vladimir Putin, and has advised former President George H.W. Bush and President George W. Bush on Russian affairs. His many other publications include Lost Opportunity: What has Made Economic Reform in Russia so Difficult, and The Piratization of Russia: Russian Reform Goes Awry. He has also written for such publications as Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker, and is a regular contributor to the Russian newspapers, Moscow News and The Moscow Times.