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Media & Opinion

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  • “Putin has no successor, no living rivals and no retirement plan – why his eventual death will set off a vicious power struggle.” The Conversation.  March 13, 2024.  [Link]

  • “Russia’s been hit by a financial cold war” The Washington Post, March 28, 2022.  [Link]

  • “Kyiv’s Trilemma: Possible Settlements to the War in Ukraine.” The National Interest, March 18, 2022.  [Link]

  • “Sanctioning Russia Over Ukraine is No Silver Bullet.” The National Interest, January 28, 2022.   [Link]

  • “Conflict between the Ukrainian Orthodox Church and Kremlin Authority”  All the Russias’ Blog, November 12, 2018 [Link]

  • “The Ukrainian Orthodox Church is trying to withdraw from Moscow’s control. The Kremlin is not happy.”  The Washington Post, October 21, 2018.  With Aaron Brantly. [Link]

  • “Putin will make Russia’s elections this Sunday the most tightly controlled in 16 years.”  The Washington Post, September 16, 2016 [Link]

  • “Six reasons not to worry about Russia invading the Baltics.”  The Washington Post, November 12, 2015 [Link]

  • “Baltic Russians Aren’t Pawns in Strategic Game.”  The Moscow Times, October 26, 2015 [Link]

  • “Here’s why Putin wants to topple Ukraine’s government, not engineer a frozen conflict.”  The Washington Post, October 6, 2015 [Link]

  • “Ukraine and the Limits of Deterrence.”  VoxUkraine, July 23, 2015 [Link]

  • “Putin’s Looming Crisis of Legitimacy.”  The Moscow Times, July 19, 2015 [Link]

  • “Soviet Union is Gone, but Lenin Stuck Around.”  The Moscow Times, April 21, 2015 [Link]

  • “The Ukraine Standoff Won’t End Anytime Soon.”  The Moscow Times, December 22, 2014 [Link]

  • “Is Russia Heading for a new 1998 Crisis?”  The Moscow Times, October 23, 2014 [Link]

  • “Ukraine’s Snap Elections Won’t Be a Miracle Cure.” The Moscow Times, August 27, 2014 [Link]

  • “Ukraine’s Parliament Risks a Yeltsin Moment.” The Moscow Times, August 18, 2014 [Link]


Television, Print, and Radio Interviews
  • New York Times, Washington Post, US News, BBC, PRI, Le Monde, Deutsche Welle, El Pais, Al Jazeera, CBC Canada, ABC Australia, Los Angeles Times, Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, Kyiv 24 News, First Western Ukraine News, Arab News, Kyodo, ANews Turkey, Arirang News Korea, Yahoo Finance, Do Rzeczy Poland, LBC Radio London, Al-Hurra News 

Podcasts & Panels:


  • “Lessons from Ukraine for the Army” with LTG(r) Mark Hertling. Social Science of War Podcast, December 2022 [Link]

  • “Putin, Russia, and the War with Ukraine” with AMB Mike McFaul. Democracy Paradox Podcast, July 2022 [Link]

  • “The Nightingale and The Bear: Examining the Ukraine-Russia Conflict,” Jeune École Podcast, April 1, 2022 [Link]

  • “The Motivations and Methods Behind Russian Hybrid Warfare,” Irregular Warfare Podcast, March 11, 2022 [Link]

  • “An Operational Assessment of the War in Ukraine.” Panel for USMA Modern War Institute. March 2022. [Link]

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