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).

Assistant Director Robert Orttung explains how the Olympics in Sochi differ from previous games (January 2014). [Ukranian version]

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).

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Professor Peter Rollberg, IERES director, was quoted in the New York Times' review of Andrey Zvyagintsev's new film "Leviathan."

Professor Henry Hale was interviewed by CNN on Putin's popular support.

Professor Henry Hale appears as a guest on Scholar’s Circle, a syndicated radio talk show, to speak about Russia’s relations with the West.

Professor Peter Rollberg was interviewed by BuzzFeedNews about Johnson's Russia List, which is published through IERES. The article was reprinted by the Ukrainian service StopFake.org

Professor Robert Orttung co-authors article on increasing media censorship in Russia.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article on Russia's policy-drivers in the Arctic.

Professor Eliot Sorel analyzes recent presidential elections in Romania.

Professor Marlene Laruelle's paper on Russia's policy towards Central Asia published in EUCAM.

Associate Director Cory Welt analyzes the current Georgian political climate in Foreign Policy.

Professor Hope Harrison authors an article in The Washington Post about five myths surrounding the Berlin Wall and another article in The Wilson Quarterly about German perspectives on the fall of the Wall. Read the articles here and here. In addition, a German-language article of hers devoted to the fall of the Wall recently appeared in the Berlin Tagesspiegel, and she was recently filmed in a video created by the US Embassy in Germany where she explains the building and fall of the Berlin Wall.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times about Ukraine's recent elections.

Assistant Director Robert Orttung authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on the Kremlin's international propaganda practices.

Recent Mumbai water conference covered by the Times of India.

Participants in a recent conference Central Asia Program speakers quoted by Al Jazeera on Uyghur affairs.

Professor Marlene Laruelle authors an op-ed in The Moscow Times on Russian nationalism and Eastern Ukraine.

Associate Director Cory Welt was interviewed on Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Russia, and U.S. policy. Read the transcripts here and here.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes a policy memo for PONARS on the Kremlin's views on Russia's European identity.

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