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).

Events

Crimea & Beyond: Security Implications for Romania, Moldova, and Transnistria
Wednesday, April 16, 12:00-1:00

Security Challenges and Scenarios for Central Asia
Wednesday, April 16, 4:00-5:30

Varieties of Liberalization and the New Politics of Social Solidarity
Thursday, April 17, 12:00-1:30

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News

Professor Marlene Laruelle co-authors policy brief on presidential successions in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Ph.D. Student Lisel Hintz writes about Turkish democracy and the opposition in The Washington Post's The Monkey Cage.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse authors article on Iran's role in Central Asia for Al Jazeera.

Visiting Scholar Agustin Rossi publishes article on internet privacy and the European Data Protection Directive.

Ph.D. Student Alexander Reisenbichler awarded fellowship at Johns Hopkins University's American Institute for Contemporary German Studies.

Associate Director Cory Welt interviewed on the Ed Schultz radio talk show on the conflict in Crimea.

Professor Laura Engel authors feature article on internationalizing schools in National Capital Language Resource Center's Newsletter.

Professor Laura Engel blogs about international large-scale assessments for Education Week.

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