Peer-reviewed Articles

“The Izborky Club, or the New Conservative Avant-Garde in Russia,” The Russian Review  75, no. 4 (2016): 626–644.

“The Iuzhinskii Circle: Far-Right Metaphysics in the Soviet Underground and Its Legacy Today,” The Russian Review 74 (2015): 563–580.

“The US Silk Road: geopolitical imaginary or the repackaging of strategic interests?” Eurasian Geography and Economics 56, no. 4 (2015): 360-375.

“Russia as a ‘Divided Nation,’ from Compatriots to Crimea: A Contribution to the Discussion on Nationalism and Foreign Policy,” Problems of Post-Communism 62, no. 2 (2015): 88-97.

“In Search of Kazakhness: The Televisual Landscape and Screening of Nation in Kazakhstan,” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 23, no. 3 (2015): 321-340.

“The Three Colors of Novorossiya, or the Russian Nationalist Mythmaking of the Ukrainian Crisis,” Post-Soviet Affairs 32, no. 1 (2015); 55-74.

“Patriotic Youth Clubs in Russia. Professional Niches, Cultural Capital and Narratives of Social Engagement,” Europe-Asia Studies 67, no. 1 (2015): 8-27.

“Resource, state reassertion and international recognition: locating the drivers of Russia’s Arctic policy,” The Polar Journal 4, no. 2 (2014): 253-270.

“Alexei Navalny and challenges in reconciling ‘nationalism’ and ‘liberalism’,” Post-Soviet Affairs 30, no. 4 (2014): 276-297.

“The “Russian Idea” on the Small Screen: Staging National Identity on Russia’s TV,” Demokratizatsiya. The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 22, no. 2 (2014): 313-333.

“Assessing Uzbekistan’s and Tajikistan’s Afghan Policy: The Impact of Domestic Drivers,” Central Asian Affairs 1, no. 1 (2014): 108-132.

“Larger, Higher, Farther North … Geographical Metanarratives of the Nation in Russia,” Eurasian Geography and Economics  53, no. 5 (2012): 557–574.

“Conspiracy and Alternate History in Russia: A Nationalist Equation for Success?” The Russian Review 71, no. 4 (2012): 656-580.

“Discussing Neopatrimonialism and Patronal Presidentialism in the Central Asian Context,” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 20, no. 4 (2012): 301-324.

“The Paradigm of Nationalism in Kyrgyzstan. Evolving Narrative, the Sovereignty Issue, and Political Agenda,” Communist and Post-Communist Studies 45, no. 1–2 (2012): 39–49. 

“Negotiating History: Memory Wars in the Near Abroad and Pro-Kremlin Youth Movements,” Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization 19, no. 3 (2011): 233-252.

“The Ideological Shift On The Russian Radical Right: From Demonizing The West To Fear Of Migrants,” Problems of Post-Communism 57, no. 6 (2010): 19–31.

“The Concept of Ethnogenesis in Central Asia: Political Context and Institutional Mediators (1940–50),” Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 9, no. 1 (2008): 169-188.

“Alternative Identity, Alternative Religion? Neo-Paganism and the Aryan Myth in contemporary Russia,” Nations and Nationalism 14, no. 2 (2008): 283-301.

“Religious Revival, Nationalism and the ‘Invention of Tradition’: Political Tengrism in Central Asia and Tatarstan,” Central Asian Survey 26, no. 2 (2007): 203-216.

“The Return of the Aryan Myth: Tajikistan in search for a Secularized National Ideology,” Nationalities Papers 35, no. 1 (2007): 51-70.

“The Two Faces of Contemporary Eurasianism. An Imperial Version of the Russian Nationalism,” Nationalities Papers 32, no. 1 (2004): 115-136.

Other Articles

“Nationalism and Anti-Nationalism in Eurasianism: the Pax Eurasiana,” Transactions of the Association of Russian-American Scholars in the USA XXXVII (2013): 255-280.

Russian Military Presence in the High North: Projection of Power and Capacities of Action,” in S. Blank, ed., Russia in the Arctic (Carlisle: Strategic Studies Institute, 2011), 63-89.

“International Law and Geographical Representations: The Russian Stance on Territorial Conflicts in the Arctic,” in L. Salmela, ed., Nordic Cooperation and the Far North (Helsinki: National Defence University, 2011), 15-36.

“The United States in Central Asia: Reassessing a Challenging Partnership,” Strategic Analysis 35, no. 3 (2011): 427-438, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

National Narrative, Ethnology, and Academia in post-Soviet Uzbekistan,” Journal of Eurasian Studies 1, no. 2 (2010): 102-110.

The White Tsar’: Romantic Imperialism in Russia’s Legitimizing of Conquering the Far East,” Acta Slavica Iaponica 25 (2008): 113-134. 

The Militarization of the Caspian Sea: ‘Great Games’ and ‘Small Games’ Over the Caspian Fleets,” The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly 7, no. 2 (2009): 17-35, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

“The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Successes and Challenges,” The Journal of Central Asian Studies, Kashmir University XVIII, no. 1 (2009): 1-14, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

Cross-Border Minorities As Cultural And Economic Mediators Between China And Central Asia,” The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly 7, no. 1 (2009): 93-119, with Sebastien Peyrouse.

Central Asian Labor Migrants in Russia: The ‘Diasporization’ of the Central Asian States?” The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly 5, no. 3 (2007): 101-119.

The Struggle for the Soul of Tatar Islam,” Current Trends in Islamist Ideologies 5 (2007): 26-39. 

“The Discipline of Culturology: A New ‘Ready-made Thought’ for Russia?” Diogenes, no. 204 (2004): 21-36.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Russia as an anti-liberal European civilization,” in Pål Kolstø and Helge Blakkisrud, eds., The New Russian Nationalism: Between Imperial and Ethnic (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016), 275-297.

“Digital Geopolitics Encapsulated. Geidar Dzhemal between Islamism, Occult Fascism and Eurasianism,” in Mikhail Suslov and Mark Bassin, eds, Eurasia 2.0. Russian Geopolitics in the Age of New Media (Lanham: Lexington, 2016), 81-100.

“Factoring the Foreign Policy Goals of the Central Asian States,” in David Denoon, ed., China, the United States and the Future of Central Asia (New York: New York University Press, 2015), 75-98.

“Negotiating Social Activism. National Minorities Associations in Kazakhstan, or the Other Face of ‘Civil Society’,” in Charles E. Ziegler, ed., Civil Society and Politics in Central Asia (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015), 111-133.

“The Three Discursive Paradigms of State Identity in Kazakhstan. Kazakhness, Kazakhstannes and Transnationalism,” in Mariya Omelicheva, ed., Nationalism and Identity Construction in Central Asia. Dimensions, Dynamics and Directions (Lanham: Lexington Books, 2014), 1-20.

“Russia in Afghanistan. Enduring Interests, Domestic Challenges and Regional Strategies,” in A. Snetkov and S. Aris, eds.,The Regional Dimension to Security. Other Sides of Afghanistan (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 136-151. 

“Space as a Destiny. Legitimizing the Russian Empire through Geography and Cosmos,” in S. Turoma, and M. Waldstein, Empire De/Centered. New Spatial Histories of Russia and the Soviet Union (Fanham: Ashgate 2013), 85-101.

“Kazakhstan: Central Asia’s New Migration Crossroads,” in M. Laruelle, ed., Migration and Social Upheaval as the Face of Globalization in Central Asia (London: Brill, 2013), 87-108.

“Friendship with Moderation. The Central Asian Point of View on the SCO,” in M. Fredholm, ed., The Shanghai Cooperation Organization and Eurasian Geopolitics (Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, 2013), 229-251, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

“Kyrgyzstan: conflict and prospects for peace,” in D. Aurobinda Mahapatra, ed., Conflict and Peace in Eurasia (London: Routledge, 2013), 119-133 co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

 “Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Hopes amid Hurdles,” in P.L. Dash, ed., India and Central Asia. Two Decades of Transition (Oxford, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2012), 76-87, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

“Moscow’s China dilemma: evolving perceptions of Russian security in Eurasia and Asia,” in R.E. Bedetski and N. Swanström, eds., Eurasia’s Ascent in Energy and Geopolitics. Rivalry or partnership for China, Russia, and Central Asia? (London: Routledge, 2012), 76-91.

“Olzhas Suleimenov,” in S. Norris, and W. Sunderland, eds., Russia’s People of Empire: Lives Stories from Eurasia, 1500 to the Present (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012), 319-325.

“Totalitarian Utopia, The Occult, And Technological Modernity In Russia: The Intellectual Experience Of Cosmism,” in B. Menzel, M. Hagemeister, and B. Glatzer Rosenthal, eds., The New Age of Russia. Occult and Esoteric Dimensions (Munich: Kubon & Sagner, 2012), 238-258.

“The Rodnoverie Movement: The Seach For Pre-Christian Ancestry And The Occult,” in B. Menzel, M. Hagemeister, and B. Glatzer Rosenthal, eds., The New Age of Russia. Occult and Esoteric Dimensions (Munich: Kubon & Sagner, 2012), 293-310.

“The Challenges of Human Development in Central Asia,” in Ramses Amer, Ashok Swain and Joakim Öjendal, eds, The Security-Development Nexus. Peace, Conflict and Development (Anthem Press, 2012), 137-160, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

“Foreign Policy and Myth-making: Great Game, Heartland, and Silk Roads,” in M. Laruelle, and S. Peyrouse, eds., Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2011), 7-20.

“Managing Regional Geopolitical Uncertainty,” in M. Laruelle, and S. Peyrouse, eds., Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2011), 145-160, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.

“Academia and the Rewriting of National Identity in Central Asia: The Soviet Union and Colonialism Issues,” in H. Komatsu, S. Karasar, T. Dadabaev, and G. Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun, eds., Central Eurasian Studies: Past, Present and Future (Istanbul: Maltepe University, 2011), 215-224.

“Why Central Asia? The Strategic Rationale of Indian and Chinese Involvement in the Region,” in M. Laruelle, J.-F. Huchet, S. Peyrouse, and B. Balci, eds., China and India in Central Asia. A new “Great Game”? (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 1-16.

“Russia Facing China and India in Central Asia: Cooperation, Competition, and Hesitations,” in M. Laruelle, J.-F. Huchet, S. Peyrouse, and B. Balci, eds., China and India in Central Asia. A new “Great Game”? (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 9-24.

“‘Tengrism’ in Kyrgyzstan: in search of New Religious and Political Legitimacy,” in I. Charleux, G. Delaplace, and R. Hamayon, eds., Representing Power in Ancient Inner Asia: Legitimacy, Transmission and the Sacred (Belligham: Center for East Asian Studies, Western Washington University, 2010), 55-96, co-authored with Aurélie Biard.

“Russia and Central Asia,” in E. Kavalski, ed., The New Central Asia. The Regional Impact of International Actors (New Jersey, London: World Scientific, 2010), 149-176.

“Rethinking Russian Nationalism: Historical Continuity, Political Diversity, And Doctrinal Fragmentation,” in M. Laruelle, ed., Russian Nationalism and the National Reassertion of Russia (London: Routledge, 2009), 13-48.

“The Orient in Russian Thought at the Turn of the Century,” in D. Shlapentokh, ed., Russia between East and West. Scholarly Debates on Eurasianism (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2006), 9-38. 

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