Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
2014 Sochi Olympics
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle discusses the myth of the black widow (February 13, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung examines the costs behind Olympics preparations (February 9, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov writes about migrant workers and the Sochi Olympics (February 9, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung quoted in US News & World Report post on Russia and Olympic values (February 7, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle discusses security at the Olympics on CBC News (February 6, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle quoted in Al Jazeera article on Caucasus Emirate (February 6, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung co-authors piece on state-run media and the Sochi Olympics in The Moscow Times (February 5, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov interviewed about security risks surrounding the Olympics (February 5, 2014).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov comment on pre-Olympics tensions (January 27, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle explains the power shift in the Caucasus Emirate (January 24, 2014).
Upcoming book by Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov mentioned in New York Times article on Sochi Olympics (January 22, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle comments on the security of the Sochi Olympics (at 3:25) (January 21, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle co-authors article on conflict diffusion in the Caucasus (January 16, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle writes about the threat posed by the Caucasus Emirate to the Sochi Olympics (January 13, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov speaks about security threats in the run-up to the Sochi Olympics (January 2, 2014).
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle comments on militants in the North Caucasus and the Sochi Olympics [in French] (December 30, 2013).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung and Visiting Scholar Sufian Zhemukhov co-author article on the Sochi Olympics and Russia's civil society (December 2013).
Visiting Scholar Jean-Francois Ratelle comments on Russia's new anti-terrorist law and its impact on insurgency (November 26, 2013).
Assistant Director Robert Orttung comments on the importance of the Olympics for Russia and Putin [in French] (October 26, 2013).
Professor Robert Orttung to be principal investigator of a multi-disciplinary project "Promoting Urban Sustainability in the Arctic," supported by the National Science Foundation and meant to assess the consequences of human activities in the region across a number of important dimensions.
Professor Robert Orttung featured in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog regarding Russia's media strategy and interviewed by the Institute of Modern Russia on effects of Russia's declining economy.
Professor Cory Welt writes a policy memo for PONARS Eurasia on media freedom and rule of law in Georgia.
Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor Hope Harrison recently interviewed by Deutsche Welle on US-West German relations under Chancellor Helmut Schmidt.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on Eurasianet.org entitled "Examining Kazakhstan's Religions Contradiction."
Professor Harris Mylonas reviews Kostis Kornetis' Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the "Long 1960s" in Greece in the American Historical Review.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article with Keith Darden about why - and how - some countries are more linguistically homogenous than others.
Associate Dean Hope M. Harrison writes article on twenty-five years of German unification for the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse interviewed about Turkmenistan on the Steppe Dispatches website.
Professor Harris Mylonas reviews Onur Yıldırım's Diplomacy and Displacement: Reconsidering the Turco-Greek Exchange of Populations, 1922–1934 in the Journal of Cold War Studies.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes article (in Russian) on governments' responses to the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Central Asia.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on the perspectives and limits of Chinese-US competition, using Kazakhstan as a case study.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes new article on nation building in Social Science Quarterly.
Professor Harris Mylonas co-authored a post with Akis Georgakellos in the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog about upcoming elections in Greece.
Professor Harris Mylonas co-authored a policy memo with Ariel Ahram about the distinction between bounded and unbounded de facto states.
Professor Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov write an op-ed for the Moscow Times entitled "Why Has Putin Spared Ekho Moskvy?"
Professor Robert Orttung quoted in Bloomberg article about recent Russian actions in Crimea.
Professor Harris Mylonas writes article in Foreign Affairs entitled "The Agreement that could Break Europe: Euroskeptics, Eurocritics, and Life after the Bailout."
Professor Harris Mylonas interviewed by TV2 Africa about Greece's recent 'no' vote.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes an article on Kazakhstan's World Religion Congress for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage blog.
Professor Robert Orttung writes an article on Russia for Freedom House's annual "Nations in Transit" report.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes a book review of Dan Lainer-Vos's Sinews of the Nation: Constructing Irish and Zionist bonds in the United States (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2013) in Nationalism and Ethnic Politics.
Professor Harris Mylonas participates in H-Diplo and International Security Studies Forum roundtable on Adria Lawrence's "Imperial Rule and the Politics of Nationalism: Anti-Colonial Protest in the French Empire." A PDF can be found here (Professor Mylonas's contribution can be found on pages 8 through 12).
Professor Robert Orttung writes op-ed "Why Autocrats Love FIFA?" for the Moscow Times.
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes paper entitled "The 'Russian World' : Russia's Soft Power and Geopolitical Imagination."
Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia's interaction with far-right European groups in the most recent Russian Analytical Digest.
Professor Henry Hale co-authors piece on Russians' opinion of Ukraine in the Washington Post's blog The Monkey Cage.
Professor Marlene Laruelle interviewed by Steppe Dipatches on Central Asian states' relations with Russia and China.
Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on Central Asian states' management of religion on Eurasianet.org.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes op-ed entitled "The Power of Soft Power in Kazakhstan" in the Monkey Cage blog of the Washington Post.
Professor Cory Welt is a guest editor (and co-authors the introduction) of a special issue of Problems of Post-Communism on Russian foreign policy.
Alexander Reisenbichler publishes an article on the creation of the Financial Stability Forum in the Review of International Political Economy.
Professor Kimberly Morgan and Alexander Reisenbichler (a former IERES PhD fellow) publish a chapter entitled "The German Labor Market: No Longer the Sick Man of Europe" in an e-book on the German economy. Other contributters include Peter Hall, Philippe Schmitter, and many others.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article on recent presidential elections in Uzbekistan on eucentralasia.eu.
Professor Marlene Laruelle authors article on US sanctions on Alexander Dugin in Foreign Affairs.
Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article on events in Greece in 2013 in the European Journal of Political Research.
Professors Marlene Laruelle draws attention to Kazakhstan's attitude toward the Eurasian Union and Sebastien Peyrouse analyzes Kyrgyzstan's prospects for accession therein in the most recent edition of the Russian Analytical Digest.
Professor Robert Orttung quoted in an article in Vice News about online tactics used by EU, NATO, and Russia.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes a paper on the mythmaking of Novorossiya (available on Academia.edu).
Professor Robert Orttung and two undergraduate IERES students - Elizabeth Nelson and Anthony Livshen - write an article in the Washington Post on how Russia Today operates across different language platforms on Youtube to spread Kremlin messages about Ukraine.
Professor Eliot Sorel to lead panel on mental health in Bucharest from June 24 to June 27 as part of an international congress integrating primary care, mental care, and public health.
Professor Robert Orttung, together with students from GWU and the University of Chicago, publish an article on Russian television and the Internet.
Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes article entitled "The Ukrainian Crisis and its Impact on Transforming Russian Nationalism Landscape" in Ukraine and Russia: People, Politics, Propaganda and Perspectives
Professor Cory Welt was quoted by the Voice of America on the implications of Ukraine’s Minsk II cease-fire agreement.