Remington is a political scientist specializing in Russia, China and transition politics more generally. In recent years he has been working on problems related to income inequality and social policy in Russia and China as well as other countries, particularly the United States. He published a book in 2011 on the politics of inequality in Russia. Income inequality is rising around the world and has roots in politics as well as economics, and in the United States it is a matter of urgent policy concern. He teaches a seminar at Emory on the politics of inequality with an explicitly comparative focus. Remington has been active in public scholarship and community education in Atlanta for decades. He has given talks and led discussions for many community groups in Atlanta on Russia and U.S.-Russian relations. He often gives interviews to the Voice of America and other international broadcasters. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and actively participates in the Atlanta branch meetings. He is also a member of a working group on U.S.-Russian relations headed by Tim Colton on the American side.