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2014

Welt, Cory. "Ukraine’s Road to Normalcy." Center for American Progress. 29 May 2014.

Welt, Cory. "Responding to Russia’s Illegal Military Incursion in Ukraine" (with Rudy de Leon). Center for American Progress. 3 March 2014.

Engel, Laura C. "Internationalizing Schools to Build Global Competence: Some Considerations for Teachers." The National Capital Language Resource Center Newsletter. Vol. 17, No. 4. Mar./Apr. 2014.

Engel, Laura C. and Michael J. Feuer. "Five Myths About International Large-Scale Assessments." Education Week. 23 Mar. 2014.

Hale, Henry E. and Stephen E. Hanson. "Training Russia Specialists." New York Times, letter to the editor. 12 Mar. 2014.

Hintz, Lisel. "'No Opposition, No Democracy' in Turkey's Elections." The Monkey Cage. The Washington Post. 3 Apr. 2014.

Laruelle, Marlene. "Russia's National Identity and Foreign Policy toward the Asia-Pacific." The Asan Forum. 25 Jan. 2014.

Laruelle, Marlene and J. Paul Goode. "Putin, Crimea and the Legitimacy Trap." Open Democracy. 13 Mar. 2014.

Laruelle, Marlene and Sean Roberts. "Why Ukraine's Crisis Keeps Central Asian Leaders Up at Night." The Monkey Cage. The Washington Post. 7 Mar. 2014.

Orttung, Robert. "How the Olympics in Sochi Differ from Previous Games." ASEEES NewsNet. Jan. 2014. Pp. 18-19.

Orttung, Robert. "Olimpstroy: Building the Sochi Olympics from Scratch." Russian Analytical Digest. No. 143. 9 Feb. 2014.

Orttung, Robert and Christopher Walker. "Authoritarian Regimes Retool Their Media-Control Strategy." The Washington Post. 10 Jan. 2014.

Orttung, Robert and Christopher Walker. "Russia's Media Imperialism." Freedom At Issue. Freedom House. 13 May 2014.

Orttung, Robert and Christopher Walker. "Why All Autocracies Need State-Run Media." The Moscow Times. 5 Feb. 2014.

Orttung, Robert and Sufian Zhemukhov. "Preparing for Sochi." GW Today. 5 Feb. 2014.

Orttung, Robert and Sufian Zhemukhov. "Professor's Take: Tensions Abound in Pre-Olympics Russia." The GW Hatchet. 27 Jan. 2014.

Peyrouse, Sebastien. "Iran's Growing Role in Central Asia? Geopolitical, Economic and Political Profit and Loss Account." Al Jazeera. 2 Apr. 2014.

Ratelle, Jean-Francois. "A Power Shift in the Caucasus Emirate: The Vilayat Dagestan Threat and Its Implications for the Sochi Olympics." The World Post. 24 Jan. 2014.

Ratelle, Jean-Francois. "Was Sochi the Right Choice to Host the Winter Olympics?" The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti, CBC Radio. 21 Jan. 2014.

Ratelle, Jean-Francois. "Sochi Security Concerns." CBC News. 6 Feb. 2014.

Ratelle, Jean-Francois. "The Myth of the Black Widow." Open Democracy. 13 Feb. 2014.

Ratelle, Jean-Francois. "The Sochi Olympics: Understanding Terroristic Threats Emanating From the Caucasus Emirate." The World Post. 13 Jan. 2014.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "'Emerging Markets' Take a Hit." On Point with Tom Ashbrook, National Public Radio. 4 Feb. 2014.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Income Inequality Widens Across the Globe." US News & World Report. 28 Jan. 2014.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "What Good Are All These Numbers?" US News & World Report. 24 Feb. 2014.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "What's Next for the BRICS?" US News & World Report. 10 Feb. 2014.

Rossi Silvano, Augustin and Raul Romeva i Rueda. "Quien se lucra con nuestros datos?" ["Who profits from our data?"]. Huffington Post. 14 Jan. 2014. [In Spanish]

Welt, Cory. "Achieving Unity in Ukraine." Center for American Progress. 17 Apr. 2014.

Welt, Cory. "An Opportunity to Resolve the Escalating Crisis in Ukraine." Center for American Progress. 21 Feb. 2014.

Zhemukhov, Sufian. "Migrant Workers and the Sochi Olympics." Russian Analytical Digest. No. 143. 9 Feb. 2014.

Zhemukhov, Sufian. "Putin Promises 'Total Annihilation' for Terror Groups." The Takeaway with John Hockenberry. 2 Jan. 2014.

 

2013

Feigenbaum, Harvey B. "Eastern Europe's Jewish Theme Parks." Le Monde Diplomatique. 12 Aug. 2013.

Hale, Henry. "Danger Looms in 2014 Afghan Presidential Election." PONARS Eurasia Policy Blog. 17 Oct. 2013.

Hintz, Lisel. "The Might of the Pen(guin) in Turkey's Protests." Foreign Policy: The Middle East Channel. 10 Jun. 2013.

Kurilla, Ivan and Cory Welt. "Don't Give Up on the U.S.-Russian Reset." The National Interest. 29 Mar. 2013.

Kurilla, Ivan and Charles Sullivan. "The Main Event in U.S.-Russian Relations." Vedomosti. 8 May 2013.

Laruelle, Marlene. "Anti-Migrant Riots in Russia: The Mobilizing Potential of Xenophobia." Russian Analytical Digest. No. 141. 23 Dec. 2013.

Laruelle, Marlene. "Conservatism as the Kremlin's New Toolkit: an Ideology at the Lowest Cost." Russian Analytical Digest. No. 138. 8 Nov. 2013.

Laruelle, Marlene and Scott Radnitz. "Will Afghanistan Take Central Asia Down with It?" The National Interest. 1 Aug. 2013.

Mylonas, Harris. "Wither Nation-Building?" e-International Relations. 8 May 2013.

Mylonas, Harris and Akis Georgakellos. "Sand Dunes in the Greek Landscape: Party Politics and Political Conditions in Times of Crisis." The Monkey Cage. 11 Jun. 2013.

Orttung, Robert. "Kremlin Nationalism versus Russia’s NGOs." Russian Analytical Digest. No. 138. 8 Nov. 2013.

Orttung, Robert. "Navalny's Campaign To Be Moscow Mayor." Russian Analytical Digest. No. 136. 16 Sep. 2013.

Orttung, Robert. "Professor Examines Protests in Ukraine." GW Today. 9 Dec. 2013.

Orttung, Robert and Christopher Walker. "News By and For the Authorities." International Herald Tribune. 5 Apr. 2013.

Peyrouse, Sebastien. "Race for Rare Earths in Central Asia." National Geographic News Watch. 20 Aug. 2013.

Ratelle, Jean-Francois. "A New Anti-Terrorist Law in Russia: Feeding the Insurgency through Corruption and Police Abuses." Georgetown Journal of International Affairs. 26 Nov. 2013.

Ratelle, Jean-Francois. "Boston: 2e suspect toujours recherche: Entrevue avec Jean-Francois Ratelle." Radio Canada. 19 Apr. 2013. [In French]

Ratelle, Jean-Francois. "The Chechen Connection." CBC. 19 Apr. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Angela Merkel, Both Loved and Feared." US News & World Report. 9 Sep. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Cyprus is Coming for Your Savings." US News & World Report. 18 Mar. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Cyprus Trod Where None Had Dared." US News & World Report. 25 Mar. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Erdogan's Fire and Brimstone." US News & World Report. 10 Jun. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Estonia's Lessons in Cyberwarfare." US News & World Report. 14 Jan. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Is This the End for Eurozone Austerity?" US News & World Report. 6 May 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Italy Must Vote for the Future, Not the Past, in Today's Election." US News & World Report. 25 Feb. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Merkel in the Driver's Seat." US News & World Report. 23 Sep. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Personal Reflections on Thatcher's Legacy." US News & World Report. 16 Apr. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Silvio Berlusconi's Circus Is Back in Town." US News & World Report. 8 Oct. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "The Berlusconi Effect." US News & World Report. 6 Aug. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly About the Global Economy." US News & World Report. 13 May 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "The View from Taksim Square: The Fight for Modern Turkey." US News & World Report. 6 Jun. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "To EU or Not to EU?" US News & World Report. 8 Apr. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Why Can't the West Govern Itself?" US News & World Report. 4 Mar. 2013.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Will Italy's Prime Minister Be Around Much Longer?" US News & World Report. 29 Jul. 2013.

Reisser, Colin. "Corporate Power and Urban Policy in Norilsk." Russian Analytical Digest. No. 139. 18 Nov. 2013.

Roberts, Sean R. "Tiananmen crash: Terrorism or cry of desperation?" CNN. 31 Oct. 2013.

Roberts, Sean R. and Kilic Bugra Kanat. "China's Wild West: A Cautionary Tale of Ethnic Conflict and Development." The Diplomat. 15 Jul. 2013.

Snetkov, Aglaya. "Reset: A New Cold War?" The Current. CBC Radio. 13 May 2013 [part 2].

Waller, Julian G. "The Logic and Practice of Official Support for Alexey Navalny's Mayoral Run." Russian Analytical Digest. No. 136. 16 Sep. 2013.

Welt, Cory. "But on Balance, and Despite All the Drama, it's Been a Decent Start." IPN Georgia. 22 Mar. 2013.

Welt, Cory. "Not in Our Backyard: Russia Objects to NATO Base in Romania." Voice of Russia. 1 Nov. 2013.

Welt, Cory. "The Boston Marathon Attack, the North Caucasus, and U.S.-Russian Relations." Center for American Progress. 22 Apr. 2013.

Welt, Cory. "Ukraine's Euromaidan: Now Comes the Hard Part." Center for American Progress. 23 Dec. 2013.

Welt, Cory. "What's the Deal with Russia?" KNPR Nevada Public Radio. 11 Feb. 2013.

Zhemukhov, Sufian. "'Resting' at the Black Sea: Russia's Latest Military Maneuvers." PONARS Eurasia Policy Blog. 12 Apr. 2013.

Zhemukhov, Sufian. "The New Insurgents of Our Era." PONARS Eurasia Policy Blog. 22 Apr. 2013.

Zhemukhov, Sufian. "Voting on the UN Resolution for Georgia's Territorial Integrity." PONARS Eurasia Policy Blog. 16 Jul. 2013.

Zhemukhov, Sufian. "Will the Detention of Amirov, 'Dagestan's Luzhkov,' Change Anything?" PONARS Eurasia Policy Blog. 7 Jun. 2013.

 

2012

Farrell, Henry. "Power and Voting in the European Central Bank." The Monkey Cage. 15 Nov. 2012.

Feigenbaum, Harvey B. "The German Ideology." Le Monde Diplomatique. 25 May 2012.

Hintz, Lisel. "Reading Turkish Politics from a Soap Opera." The Middle East Channel, Foreign Policy. 7 Dec. 2012.

Lagadec, Erwan. "La realite n'est pas celle du declin de l'Occident et du triomphe des BRICS" ["Current trends do not spell the West's decline and the triumph of the BRICS"]. Le Monde. 19 Jun. 2012.

Mylonas, Harris. "Pre-Election Report: 2012 Greek Parliamentary Election." The Monkey Cage. 5 May 2012.

Mylonas, Harris. "Eurozone Reforms Still Captive to Local Politics." Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars. 31 May 2012.

Mylonas, Harris and Akis Georgakellos. "Greece's Elections and Its Aftermath." The Utopian Blog. 9 May 2012.

Mylonas, Harris and Emirhan Yorulmazlar. "Regional Multilateralism: The Next Paradigm in Global Affairs." CNN Global Public Square. 14 Jan. 2012.

Nilsson, Niklas. "Georgia's Parliamentary Elections a Surprise to Most Observers." Baltic Worlds. 10 Oct. 2012.

Nilsson, Niklas. "Overraskande valseger kan starka Georgiens Natoambitioner" ["Surprising Election Victory Could Strengthen Georgia's NATO Ambitions"] Ui-bloggen, Swedish Institute of International Affairs. 11 Oct. 2012. [In Swedish]

Nilsson, Niklas and Svante E. Cornell. "Prospects and Pitfalls after Georgia's Elections." Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst. Vol. 14, No. 17, 4 Oct. 2012.

Orttung, Robert and Christopher Walker. "As Russia Prepares for Protests, New Media Battle the Old." Freedom House. 2 Feb. 2012.

Orttung, Robert. "Will Ukraine Produce Shale Gas?" Zerkalo nedeli. 20-27 Jan.2012. [In Russian] [In Ukrainian]

Paxson, Margaret. "What is Peace?" Aeon Magazine . 6 Dec. 2012.

Reddaway, Peter and Stephen F. Cohen. "Dishonoring Stalin's Victims." The Nation. 11 Jun. 2012.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Could Turkey Be a Super Power?" US News & World Report. 6 Nov. 2012.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Global Tectonic Shifts." Huffington Post College. 9 May 2012.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Greece Leaving the Eurozone Would Be a Disaster." US News & World Report Debate Club. 16 May 2012.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Mario Monti Should Be Italian Prime Minister Again." US News & World Report. 31 Dec. 2012.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Putin's Russia Won't Achieve Super Power Status." US News & World Report. 31 Oct. 2012.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Silvio Berlusconi, Mario Monti, and Italy's Coming Elections." US News & World Report. 17 Dec. 2012.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "What the European Union Must Do Post-Nobel Prize ." US News & World Report. 22 Oct. 2012.

Rybiy, Olena. "2012 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine: Balancing on the Edge." e-International Relations. 13 Dec. 2012.

Welt, Cory. "Russia and Georgia--an Interrupted Dialogue." Valdai Discussion Club. 16 Apr. 2012.

 

2011

Farrell, Henry. "Zoned." The Nation. 12 Dec. 2011. [Review of David Marquand, The End of the West: The Once and Future Europe].

Hale, Henry E. "4 Myths of Russia's Party System." The Moscow Times. 24 Jul. 2011.

Hale, Henry E. "'No Prospects' for Imminent Karabakh Resolution." News.Az. 6 Jul. 2011.

Hale, Henry E. "Partiinaia sistema v Rossii: Chetyre mifa" ("Russia's Party System: Four Myths"). Vedomosti. No 130, 18 Jul. 2011.

Harrison, Hope M. In "Berlin Wall is Gone, but Mental Barriers Remain." Judy Dempsey. The New York Times. 8 Aug. 2011.

Harrison, Hope M. "Eine Deutsche Angelegenheit" ("A German Matter"). Die Welt. 11 Aug. 2011.

Harrison, Hope M. "New Evidence on the Building of the Berlin Wall." Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars e-Dossier No. 23. Aug. 2011.

Harrison, Hope M. In "Recalling When a Wall Split a City Apart." Nicholas Kulish. The New York Times. 12 Aug. 2011.

Harrison, Hope M. In "50 Years On: Getting Over the 'Wall of Shame'." Stuart Braun. Al Jazeera. 13 Aug. 2011.

Kavakci, Merve. "Debates About Muslim Women Alter Their Lives." The Washington Post. 28 Apr. 2011.

Kavakci, Merve. "Burqa Ban in France." KQED Radio. 13 Apr. 2011.

Kudelia, Serhiy. "US analyst: 'Post-Soviet conflicts may become a matter of violent confrontation once a multilateral diplomacy runs its course'." Azerbaijani Press Agency. 12 Dec. 2011.

Liaras, Evan and Harris Mylonas. "What Really Went Wrong in Greece?" CNN Global Public Square. 20 Nov. 2011.

Mylonas, Harris. "Analysis of Greece's Cabinet Reshuffle." CNN Global Public Square. 17 Jun. 2011.

Mylonas Harris and Thomas Meaney. "Greece's Legitimacy Crisis." CNN.com. 3 Nov. 2011.

Mylonas Harris and Thomas Meaney. "Is Greece Being Reckless or Bold?" CNN Global Public Square. 2 Nov. 2011.

Mylonas, Harris. "The End of Peaceful Protest?" Ekathimerini.com. 5 Jul. 2011.

Mylonas, Harris and Stephen B. Kaplan. "From Possibility to Austerity." Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review. 1 Apr. 2011.

Mylonas, Harris and Wilder Bullard. "This Is No 1989 for the Arab World." The Guardian. 8 Feb. 2011.

Orttung, Robert and Christopher Walker. " From Revolution to Democracy: As Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan have shown, the hard part in Egypt and Tunisia begins now." Wall Street Journal Europe. 7 Mar. 2011.

Orttung, Robert and Christopher Walker. "Lies and Videotape." The New York Times. 22 Apr. 2011.

Orttung, Robert and Christopher Walker. "Russia's Revolution Won't Be Televised." Freedom House Blog. 30 Nov. 2011.

Pifer, Steven. "Undemocratic Values Will Isolate Ukraine." Kyiv Post. 28 Jul. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Bruce Johnson Talks Economy with Dr. Rehman." WUSA9, Washington. 6 Aug. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Greece and the European Debt Crisis." The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio. 30 Jun. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Italy and Spain/Euro Debt Crisis and the US Credit Downgrade." Voice of Russia Radio. 6 Aug. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "No Clear Path Forward for Eurozone as Economic Woes Continue." PBS Newshour with Judy Woodruff. 16 Aug. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "Riots in England/Debt Crisis in Europe." The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio. 11 Aug. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "S&P Drops US Credit Rating." Voice of Russia. 8 Aug. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "What Washington Can Do To Boost the Economy." WCVB, Boston. 10 Aug. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "US Stock Market Forecast with Dr. Scheherazade Rehman." WUSA9, Washington. 7 Aug. 2011.

Rehman, Scheherazade. "US Credit Rating Downgraded: Interview." WUSA9, Washington. 5 Aug. 2011.

Sorel, Eliot, M.D. "The U.N.'s Unfortunate Exclusion." Psychiatric News. 7 Oct. 2011.

Welt, Cory. "Azerbaijan Does Not Need to Worry about Some Kind of Turkish 'Betrayal'." 4 Nov. 2011.

Welt, Cory. "'South Caucasus Continues to Be One of Main Priorities of US Foreign Policy.'" News.Az. 2 May 2011.

Welt, Cory. "US Expert: 'It Is Too Early to Think about Russia-US Security Cooperation in the South Caucasus'." Azerbaijani Press Agency. 21 Apr. 2011.

2010

Hale, Henry. " Henry E Hale: Azerbaijan is Very Important to USA as Ally."APA. 23 Mar. 2010.

Mylonas, Harris. " An Iniquitous System." Kathimerini. 2 Jul. 2010. [In Greek]

Mylonas, Harris and Elpida Vogli. "Co-ethnics, Immigrants, and the Electoral Law." Kathimerini. 21 Jan. 2010. [In Greek]

Mylonas, Harris and Eric Grynaviski. "A Declaration of Dependence?" Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review. 22 Dec. 2010.

Mylonas, Harris and James Raymond Vreeland. "Does the Eurozone Need its Own Monetary Fund?"The National. 4 Apr. 2010.

Mylonas, Harris and Scott Radnitz. "Stopping Ethnic Cleansing in Kyrgyzstan." Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review. 23 Jun. 2010.

Mylonas, Harris and Thomas Meaney. "Greece's Crisis, Germany's Gain."Los Angeles Times. 15 Mar. 2010.

Welt, Cory. "Analyst Cory Welt: The United States should call for Yerevan to pursue a withdrawal from Azerbaijani territories in parallel with normalization with Turkey."APA. 28 Apr. 2010.

Welt, Cory and Samuel Charap. "How to Resolve the Georgia Conflict." The Moscow Times. 16 Dec. 2010.

2009

Goldgeier, James M. "Twenty Years after the Fall."The Washington Times. 8 Nov. 2009.

Goldgeier, James M. "U.S. Politics and the Fall of the Berlin Wall." Politico. 9 Nov. 2009.

Mylonas, Harris and Thomas Meaney. "The Name Game." Foreign Policy. 23 Jul. 2009.

 

 

Events

Reimagining Post-Soviet Central Asia: The role of the GCC and Articulating Geopolitical Identities through Capital Cities
Friday, November 21, 2014

Reporting from the Frontlines in Ukraine
Monday, November 24, 2014

Enclaves in the post-Communist Central Asia: Do Good Fences Make Good Neighbors?
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kazakh Security Policy and its Postion as a Vanguard for East-West Co-Operation
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Film Screening: Days Gone By (O'tgan kunlar/Minuvshie dni)
Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Curious Rise and Developent of Central Asian Nationalisms
Friday, December 12, 2014

From Empires of Faith to Nationalizations of Islam & the Globalization of Jihad in Central Asia
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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News

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 will be participating in The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom's event "25 Years after the Fall of the Wall – Personal Accounts" on November 12. More information can be found here.

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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