Commentary

Occasionally, I also write for general-audience publications, give talks, or am interviewed by the media. I mainly focus on the region of the world I know best, namely post-communist Europe, and/or the thematic topics listed under my research interests. If you’d like me to consider a writing project, speaking engagement, or interview request, please contact me.

General-Audience Publications:

“What Poland Sees in the Three Seas Initiative,” ZOiS Spotlight 28, 17 July 2019
“Blessings and Curses from Constantinople: How the Orthodox Church is Reshaping the Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine,” Foreign Affairs, 25 October 2018
“A House Divided: Orthodoxy in Post-Maidan Ukraine,” New Eastern Europe XXXI.3-4 (May-Aug. 2018)
“Combative Pasts: The Politics of History in Post-Communist Europe,” New Eastern Europe XXV.1 (January-February 2017): 108-115
“Putin’s Arctic Ambitions: Russia’s Economic Aspirations in the Far North,” Foreign Affairs, 5 May 2016
“Putin’s Patriarch: Does the Kremlin Control the Church?” Foreign Affairs, 11 February 2016
“How to Disappear Completely: Europe’s Right to Be Forgotten Laws and the Future of Internet Privacy,” Foreign Affairs, 16 November 2015
“The Spotless Mind: Behind Europe’s Attempts to Legislate Memory,” Foreign Affairs, 14 July 2015

Interviews:

“Russia Set to Stage Charm Offensive in Arkhangelsk,” Arctic Deeply, March 28, 2017
“Russia’s Reimagined Arctic,” World Policy, March 15, 2017 (reprinted as “Russia’s Reimagined Arctic: Restoring Status,” Arctic Deeply, March 24, 2017)
“The Ukraine Crisis: Russia and the West,” Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe 14.1 (2016): 1-7 (reprinted as “Putin is Not a Grand Tactician, He is an Opportunist,” New Eastern Europe 3-4 [May-August 2016]: 125-131)

Media Appearances:

Talk Eastern Europe: “Religion and Politics—Ukraine Edition,” February 5, 2019
The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower (PBS): “The 21st Century Resurgence of the ‘Strongman’” (Ep. 313, fall 2018)
UkeTube: “Ukraine after Maidan: Revisiting Domestic and Regional Security” (June 6, 2018)

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