Articles & Commentary

“The Decline of International Studies”
Foreign Affairs (July/August, 2015)

“Refugees of the Bosphorus”
Slate (September 24, 2014)

“Happy Captive Nations Week!”
Slate (July 24, 2014)

“Forgetting Odessa”
Slate (May 8, 2014)

“How the Horrors of Crimea Shaped Tolstoy”
The New Republic (March 23, 2014)

“Crimea, the Tinderbox”
New York Times (March 1, 2014)

“What to Read on the Caucasus”
Foreign Affairs (April 25, 2013)

“Not Your Average Chechen Jihadis”
Foreign Affairs (April 21, 2013)

“Every American Muslim’s Fear After the Boston Bombings”
Daily Beast (April 20, 2013)

“The Boston Bombing Suspects and the Caucasus”
Wall Street Journal Speakeasy Blog (April 19, 2013)

“Don’t Judge the Chechens Yet”
Daily Beast (April 19, 2013)

“Scotland Independence Movement Sends Dangerous Message”
Christian Science Monitor (October 16, 2012)

“The Scottish Play”
Foreign Affairs (September/October 2012)

“The Mystery of Phantom States” (with Daniel Byman)
Washington Quarterly (Summer 2012)

“The Phantom Menace” (with Daniel Byman)
New York Times (August 15, 2011)

“Prisoners of the Caucasus: Russia’s Invisible Civil War” (with Rajan Menon)
Foreign Affairs (July/August 2010)

“Prisoners of the Caucasus” (with Rajan Menon)
International Herald Tribune (June 23, 2010)

“City on the Edge: Is Sevastopol the Next European Flash Point?”
The American Interest (May/June 2009)

“The Five-Day War”
Foreign Affairs (November/December 2008)

“NATO’s First Line of Defense: It Shouldn’t Be Here”
Washington Post (November 30, 2008)

“Russo-Georgian Conflict Is Not All Russia’s Fault”
Christian Science Monitor (August 11, 2008)

“Bring the Phantom Republics In From the Cold”
International Herald Tribune (September 14, 2006)

“Crisis in the Caucasus” (review of Matthew Evangelista, The Chechen Wars)
Foreign Affairs (March/April 2003)

“Potemkin Democracy: Five Myths About Post-Soviet Georgia”
The National Interest (July 1, 2001)