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THEME: Deciphering the Russian Riddle: National Interests and Geopolitical Competitions

Russia’s Grand Strategy toward the West
Thomas Graham

The Domestic Foundations of Russian Foreign Policy
Peter Rutland

Lessons From Syria: What We Can Learn About the Russian Way of War
Nikolas K. Gvosdev

‘Terrorist Recruiters’ Versus ‘Terrorist Slayers’: Weaponizing Syria in Russian Information Warfare
Eszter Szenes and Mark W. Perry

The Aftermath of the 2008 Russo-Georgian War: Appeasement of Russia and the War in Ukraine
Lasha Tchantouridzé

The Russo-Chinese ‘Strategic Partnership’ Enters a New and Dynamic Phase
Lyle Goldstein and Vitaly Kozyrev

Not Your Father’s Disinformation: Emerging Technology, Social Media Advances, and the Growth of Smart Disinformation
Mary Manjikian

Bosnia and Russia: The Implications for European Security and US Interests
Nadina Ronc

Russian Information Operations: The Kremlin’s Competitive Narratives and Arctic Influence Objectives
P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Troy Bouffard, and Adam Lajeunesse

Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Vision of Ukrainian Nationhood
Jessica Pisano

Borderland No More? Shifting Security Dynamics in Ukraine
Angela Kachuyevski

Student Research

The Yugoslavia Civil War and the Allies in World War II
Caleb M. Reilly

Evaluating the Value of US Diplomacy Through Strategic Ambiguity
Ethan Owens

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Travis Morris
Director, Peace & War Center
Executive Director, Military Writers' Symposium
Associate Professor, Criminal Justice

Associate Director

Yangmo Ku
Associate Director, Peace & War Center
Editor, Journal of Peace and War Studies
Associate Professor, Political Science

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