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Harris Mylonas.“Never Alone...Find the Way,”, January 27 2016.

Harris Mylonas.“One year with Alexis Tsipras in Government,” Efimerida ton Syntakton, January 26 2016.


Harris Mylonas. "Greece just called new elections. Here’s the background you need to understand them." The Washington Post blog, The Monkey Cage, August 20, 2015 (with Akis Georgakellos).

Harris Mylonas. "Tsipras' Greek balancing act begins" The Washington Post blog, The Monkey Cage, February 3, 2015 (with Akis Georgakellos).

Harris Mylonas. "Greece goes to the polls and Europe holds its breath," The Washington Post blog, The Monkey Cage, January 24, 2015 (with Akis Georgakellos).


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.



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.



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.



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." 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?" 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.


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.


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.




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Elliott School student Alexandre Aubard writes article on France's constitutional conundrum for the Atlantic Council.

Professor Sarah Wagner received a Guggenheim Fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Professor Hope M. Harrison interviewed by CNN on political oppositionists in Putin's Russia.

Professor Hope M. Harrison quoted in USA Today piece on recent protests in Russia.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse authors paper "EU-Turkmenistan: Should the PCA be Ratified" which the European Parliament has recently published in its Workshop on EU-Turkmenistan Relations.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article for the World Politics Review about reforms in Kazakhstan and presidential transition.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article "Putin's Regime and the Ideological Market: A Difficult Balancing Game" for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on the connections between poverty, corruption, and the drug trade in Central Asia.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes articles on Putin's ideological leanings for Intersection: Russia/Europe/World and on the Kremlin's possible use of hardline Islam for the French Institute of International Relations.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes op-ed "Putinism as Gaullism" for openDemocracy.

Professor Harris Mylonas co-authors essay "Methodological challenges in the study of stateless nationalist territorial territorial claims" with Professor Nadav Shelef (University of Wisconsin, Madison).

Professor Eliot Sorel's contributions to WBG/WHO meetings at GWU results in report Mental Health Among Displaced People and Refugees: Making the Case for Action at the World Bank Group.

Professor Hope M. Harrison quoted in USA Today article on the trial of Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny.

Professor Hope M. Harrison interviewed by CNN about Trump, Putin, and the recent renewed fighting in Ukraine.

Professor Hope M. Harrison quoted in USA Today article about 2016 immigration figures in Germany.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on relations between Russia and China in Central Asia in the ASAN Forum..

Visiting scholar Farid Guliyev edits special edition of Caucasus Analytical Digest devoted to human capital in Azerbaijan.

Professor Robert Orttung quoted in article about global implications behind Russia's climate policy.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on views of China in Central Asia on the East Asia Forum.

Hoffman Fellowship recipient Alexander Reisenbichler writes article on housing finance policy in Germany for Cityscape, published by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article in Foreign Affairs with Akis Georgakellos about the potential impact of Donald Trump's presidency on the Greek political system.

GWU will be offering a class with a short-term study abroad component in Fall 2017! For more information, click here. The application deadline has been extended to November 11

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes op-ed in the Washington Times on changes in US-Russian relations in Central Asia.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article Stakes and Perspectives of the Portable Telephones Market in Central Asia in the October 2016 issue of CAP Papers.

Professor Hope M. Harrison featured on CNN during interview about Putin and Trump.

Professor Marlene Laruelle co-writes article on a Norwegian-Russian refugee corridor on the Arctic Center's website.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes "Threats to Territorial Integrity, National Mass Schooling, and Linguistic Commonality" in a Special Issue of Comparative Political Studies.

Professor Eliot Sorel writes op-ed on 21st century health, education, development, and global security at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Professor Peter Rollberg published the article "Revenge of the Cameramen: Soviet Cinematographers in the Director's Chair" in Birgit Beumers, ed., A Companion to Russian Cinema (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, pp. 364-388).

Professor Marlene Laruelle recently publishes paper How Islam will Change Russia.

Professor Eliot Sorel authors op-ed pieces for the Woodrow Wilson for International Scholars on 21st century business and science partnerships and America's health and the US presidential elections.

Peter Rollberg published a review of Alisher Khamdamov's film A Fatal Step (2015) in the online journal KinoKultura (53/2016).

Professor Eliot Sorel co-authors policy statements on Integrated Care with the World Psychiatric Association and the American Psychiatric Association.

Professor Henry Hale writes article “Twenty-Five Years after the USSR: What’s Gone Wrong?” for the Journal of Democracy.

Professor Eliot Sorel writes article on the Brexit, the Euro-Atlantic Alliance, and Global Security for the Wilson Center's Global Europe Program.

Professor Harris Mylonas writes a book review of Paschalis M. Kitromilides's Enlightenment and Revolution in Nations and Nationalism, Volume 22, Issue 3: 598-600.

Professor Eliot Sorel participated in the World Bank Group and World Health Organization high level meeting on Making Mental Health a Global Development priority. Professor Sorel was a member of the  the innovations panel and presented, together with his GWU students, an innovator's booth with a focus on TOTAL Health, integrating primary care, mental health and public health. This innovator's booth was based on the research done by Professor Sorel and his team in China, India, Iran & Romania and was recently published in the International Medical Journal in Japan.

Nationalities Papers (Volume 44, Issue 3, 2016: 488–502) recently published a book symposium of Professor Harris Mylonas' book The Politics Of Nation-building‬: Making Co-Nationals, Refugees, and Minorities.

Professor Marlene Laruelle is interviewed by the Uzbek language service of Voice of America. Uzbek- and English-language videos are available, as well as an article in Uzbek.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes a piece for the Washington Times' Monkey Cage blog on Shiite and Sunni Muslims in Central Asia.

Professor Cory Welt writes on the impact on U.S. policy of the Georgia-South Ossetia-Russia conflict for a volume reassessing the costs of the August 2008 war.  

Professor Marlene Laruelle is interviewed by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs on the European and Russian Far Right.

Professor Marlene Laruelle recently publishes a new work on the European Union in Eurasia, The European Union in a Reconnecting Eurasia.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes essay on Greece on the Cultural Anthropology website.

Professor Eliot Sorel's ideas and projects to be presented at the Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority summit at the World Bank (April 13-14, 2016).

IERES members Dr. Hope M. Harrison and Dr. Cory Welt gave interviews for CCTV and Voice of America (in Azeri) regarding the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

IERES member Professor Harris Mylonas has made several appearances in the Greek media where he discussed the refugee crisis in Europe and the terrorist attacks in Brussels. Appearances include Star Channel (March 16 and March 24), Radio Athens, and Mega Channel.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse publishes article on Islamic finance in Central Asia.

Professor Marlene Laruelle published an article on Geidar Dzhemal ("Between Islamism, Occult Fascism and Eurasianism"), available here.

IERES member Eliot Sorel, MD was sworn in by Mayor Muriel Bowser to be a member of the District of Columbia Health Information Exchange Policy Board. The ceremony took place in the Old Council Chambers at Judiciary Square in the District of Columbia, on Thursday, March 17th, 2016.

Associate Dean Hope M. Harrison interviewed by CCTV about local elections in Germany, where the anti-immigrant AfD party made significant gains.

The Diplomat mentions the Central Asia Program's recent security conference in an article about China's Silk Road Initiative.

On March 1, 2016, German Foreign Minister  Frank Walter-Steinmeir gave a talk at the Elliott School on "Times of Crisis: Why Translatlantic Partnership Matters." A transcript of his speech can be found here

Professor Eliot Sorel will be moderating at the Wilson Center's event "How Can Societies Control Corruption? : The European Experience." Those interested in attending can RSVP here

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes a PONARS memo about Islam and the government of Uzbekistan.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse writes report "EU Strategy in Central Asia: Competition or Cooperation" for the Al Jazeera Center for Studies.

Professor Eliot Sorel releases a new Global Mental Health and Psychiatry Newsletter as part of the Career, Leadership and Mentorship Program.

Nominations for the 2016 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award will be accepted through June 1, 2016. More details can be found here.

Professor Harris Mylonas quoted in recent Washington Post piece on Donald Trump.

Professor Harris Mylonas publishes article on political developments in Greece in 2014 for the European Journal of Political Research.

Professor Marlene Laruelle publishes paper on Russian nationalism for PONARS.

Professor Eliot Sorel writes op-ed piece entitled "Health, Education, Development, and Global Security."

Professor Harris Mylonas quoted in Wall Street Journal article on elections within Greece's opposition party.

Professor Marlene Laruelle writes article for Eurasian Geography and Economics entitled "The US Silk Road: Geopolitical Imaginary or the Repackaging of Strategic Interests" (not available online) and co-authors study "From Paris to Vladivostok: The Kremlin Connections of the French Far-Right."

Professor Henry Hale writes article on nationalism and cynism in politics (in Russian) for the IERES-sponsored journal Kontrapunkt.

Professor Harris Mylonas quoted in Washington Post's Monkey Cage in a post about Syria.

Professor Robert Orttung writes a guest blog for Resurgent Dictatorship: The Global Assault on Democracy.

Professor Sebastien Peyrouse co-authors articlein the November 2015 issue of Eurasian Geography and Economics entitled "Central Asia: the New Silk Road Initiative's Questionable Economic Rationality Rationality."

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 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 Oleh Havrylyshyn publishes two articles: one on economic reform in Ukraine, another on transition in Ukraine.

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 Eliot Sorel's publication Total Health for All is included in the ceremonial World Mental Health Day Volume to be observed October 10th.

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

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 Marlene Laruelle authors article "Russia as a 'Divided Nation'" in the journal Problems of Post-Communism (also available on

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