2021 “A New Wave of Research on Civilizational Politics,”Nationalities Papers, co-authored with Henry Hale.
2020 "Accusing Russia of Fascism. Polemics around Russia’s Belonging to Europe,"Russia in Global Affairs, December.
2020 “Pandemic Politics in Eurasia: Roadmap for a New Research Subfield,”Problems of Post-Communism68, no. 1, collective article.
2020 “Making Sense of Russia’s Illiberalism,”Journal of Democracy31, no. 3: 115-129.
2020 “Ideological Complementarity or Competition? The Kremlin, the Church, and the Monarchist Idea in Today's Russia,”Slavic Review79, no. 2,345-364.
2020 “Rethinking Civilizational Identity from the Bottom Up: A Case Study of Russia and a Research Agenda,”Nationalities Papers48, no. 3: 585-602, co-authored with Henry Hale.
2020 “Ideological or Pragmatic? A Data-Driven Analysis of the Russian Presidential Grant Fund,”Russian Politics5: 29-51, co-authored with Laura Howells.
2020 "Urban Regimes in Russia’s Northern Cities: Testing a Concept in a New Environment,"Arctic73, no. 1, 53-66.
2019 “Back From Utopia: How Donbas Fighters Reinvent Themselves in a Post-Novorossiya Russia,”Nationalities Papers47, no. 5, 719–733.
2019 “Arctic cities as an anthropogenic object: a preliminary approach through urban heat islands,”The Polar Journal, with Igor Esau, Martin Miles, Victoria Miles, Anna N. Kurchatova, Sergej A. Petrov, Andrey Soromotin, Mikhail Varentsov & Pavel Konstantinov.
2019 “Postcolonial Polar Cities? New Indigenous and Cosmopolitan Urbanness in the Arctic,”Acta Borealia36, no. 2, 149-165.
2019 “The Three Waves of Arctic Urbanization. Drivers, Evolutions, Prospects.”Polar Record, April.
2019 “Polar Islam: Muslim Communities in Russia’s Arctic Cities.”Problems of Post-Communism, co-authored with Sophie Hohmann.
2019 “A Booming City in the Far North. Demographic and Migration Dynamics of Yakutsk, Russia,” Sibirica. The Journal of Siberian Studies, no. 3, 9-28, co-authored with Svetlana Sukneva.
2019 “Untangling the puzzle of “Russia’s influence” in Kazakhstan,”Eurasian Geography and Economics60, no 2, 211-243, co-authored with Dylan Royce and Serik Besseymbayev.
2019 “Kazakhstani Public Opinion of the United States and Russia: Testing Variables of (Un)favorability.”Central Asian Survey38, no. 2: 197-216, co-authored with Dylan Royce.
2019 “Commemorating 1917 in Russia: Ambivalent State History Policy and the Church’s Conquest of the History Market,”Europe-Asia Studies71, no 2:249-267.
2017 “Biography of a Polar City: Population Flows and Urban Identity in Norilsk,”Polar Geography40, no 4: 306-323.
2017 “Is Nationalism a Force for Change in Russia?”Daedelus(American Academy of Arts and Sciences) 146, no. 2 (2017): 89-100.
2016 “The Izborsky Club, or the New Conservative Avant-Garde in Russia,”The Russian Review75, no. 4: 626-644.
2016 “Why No Kazakh Novorossiya? Kazakhstan’s Russian Minority in a Post-Crimea World,”Problems of Post-Communism
2015 “The Iuzhinsky Circle: Far-Right Metaphysics in the Soviet Underground and Its Legacy Today,”The Russian Review75, no. 4: 563–580.
2015 “The US Silk Road: geopolitical imaginary or the repackaging of strategic interests?”Eurasian Geography and Economics56, no. 4: 360-375.
2015 “Russia as a ‘Divided Nation,’ from Compatriots to Crimea: A Contribution to the Discussion on Nationalism and Foreign Policy,”Problems of Post-Communism62, no. 2: 88-97.
2015 “In Search of Kazakhness: The Televisual Landscape and Screening of Nation in Kazakhstan,”Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization23, no. 3: 321-340.
2015 “The Three Colors of Novorossiya, or the Russian Nationalist Mythmaking of the Ukrainian Crisis,”Post-Soviet Affairs32, no. 1: 55-74.
2015 “Patriotic Youth Clubs in Russia. Professional Niches, Cultural Capital and Narratives of Social Engagement,”Europe-Asia Studies67, no. 1: 8-27.
2014 “Resource, state reassertion and international recognition: locating the drivers of Russia’s Arctic policy,”The Polar Journal4, no. 2: 253-270.
2014 “Alexei Navalny and challenges in reconciling ‘nationalism’ and ‘liberalism’,”Post-Soviet Affairs30, no. 4: 276-297.
2014 “The “Russian Idea” on the Small Screen: Staging National Identity on Russia’s TV,”Demokratizatsiya. The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization22, no. 2: 313-333.
2014 “Assessing Uzbekistan’s and Tajikistan’s Afghan Policy: The Impact of Domestic Drivers,”Central Asian Affairs1, no. 1: 108-132.
2012 “Larger, Higher, Farther North … Geographical Metanarratives of the Nation in Russia,”Eurasian Geography and Economics53, no. 5: 557–574.
2012 “Conspiracy and Alternate History in Russia: A Nationalist Equation for Success?”The Russian Review71, no. 4: 656-580.
2012 “Discussing Neopatrimonialism and Patronal Presidentialism in the Central Asian Context,”Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization20, no. 4: 301-324.
2012 “The Paradigm of Nationalism in Kyrgyzstan. Evolving Narrative, the Sovereignty Issue, and Political Agenda,”Communist and Post-Communist Studies45, no. 1–2: 39–49.
2011 “Negotiating History: Memory Wars in the Near Abroad and Pro-Kremlin Youth Movements,”Demokratizatsiya:The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization19, no. 3: 233-252.
2010 “The Ideological Shift On The Russian Radical Right: From Demonizing The West To Fear Of Migrants,”Problems of Post-Communism57, no. 6: 19–31.
2008 “The Concept of Ethnogenesis in Central Asia: Political Context and Institutional Mediators (1940–50),”Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History9, no. 1: 169-188.
2008 “Alternative Identity, Alternative Religion? Neo-Paganism and the Aryan Myth in contemporary Russia,”Nations and Nationalism14, no. 2: 283-301.
2007 “Religious Revival, Nationalism and the ‘Invention of Tradition’: Political Tengrism in Central Asia and Tatarstan,”Central Asian Survey26, no.2:203-216.
2007 “The Return of the Aryan Myth: Tajikistan in search for a Secularized National Ideology,”Nationalities Papers35, no. 1: 51-70.
2004 “The Two Faces of Contemporary Eurasianism. An Imperial Version of the Russian Nationalism,”Nationalities Papers32, no. 1: 115-136.
ARTICLES IN NON-PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS
2016 “The Notion of Eurasia. A Spatial, Historical and Political Construct,” in edited by Edward Holland and Matthew Derrick, eds,Questioning Post-Soviet(Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars), 127-142.
2013 “Nationalism and Anti-Nationalism in Eurasianism: the Pax Eurasiana,”Transactions of the Association of Russian-American Scholars in the USAXXXVII: 255-280.
2011 “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), 63-89.
2011 “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), 15-36.
2011 “The United States in Central Asia: Reassessing a Challenging Partnership,”Strategic Analysis35, no. 3: 427-438, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2010 “National Narrative, Ethnology, and Academia in post-Soviet Uzbekistan,”Journal of Eurasian Studies1, no. 2: 102-110.
2008 “‘The White Tsar’: Romantic Imperialism in Russia’s Legitimizing of Conquering the Far East,”Acta Slavica Iaponica25: 113-134.
2009 “The Militarization of the Caspian Sea: ‘Great Games’ and ‘Small Games’ Over the Caspian Fleets,”The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly7, no. 2: 17-35, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2009 “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Successes and Challenges,”The Journal of Central Asian Studies, Kashmir University XVIII, no. 1: 1-14, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2009 “Cross-Border Minorities As Cultural And Economic Mediators Between China And Central Asia,”The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly7, no. 1: 93-119, with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2007 “Central Asian Labor Migrants in Russia: The ‘Diasporization’ of the Central Asian States?”The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly5, no. 3: 101-119.
2007 “The Struggle for the Soul of Tatar Islam,”Current Trends in Islamist Ideologies5: 26-39.
2004 “The Discipline of Culturology: A New ‘Ready-made Thought’ for Russia?”Diogenes, no. 204: 21-36.
Op-eds and Policy Essays
All my PONARS Eurasia Policy memos available here.
2019 “Russia’s activities in Central Asia,”chapter 10 ofSMA TRADOC Russia White Paper.
2019 “Collusion or Homegrown Collaboration? Connections between German Far Right and Russia,”Political Capital(Budapest), April, co-authored with Ellen Rivera.
2019 “Imagined Geographies of Central and Eastern Europe. The Concept of Intermarium,”IERES Occasional Papers, no. 1 (March), co-authored with Ellen Rivera.
2019 “Russia’s Militia Groups and their Use at Home and Abroad,”Russie.Nei.Visionsno. 113, IFRI, April.
2019 “Envisioning Opportunities for U.S.-Russia Cooperation in and with Central Asia,”Working Group on the Future of US-Russia relations Papers, Harvard University, April.
2018 “Russian Soft Power in France: Assessing Moscow’s Cultural and Business Para-Diplomacy,” Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, January.
2017 “Assessing Russia's Normative Agenda in Central Asia,” Bishkek Project, Eurasianet.org, March.
2017 “Putin's Regime and the Ideological Market: A Difficult Balancing Game,”Carnegie Papers, March 2017
2017 “Kadyrovism: Hardline Islam as a Tool of the Kremlin,”IFRI Notes, Russie. NEI.Vision, 99.
2016 “How Islam will change Russia,”Jamestown Foundation Paper, September 2016.
2016 “The European Union in a Reconnecting Eurasia. Foreign Economic and Security Interests,”CSIS Reports, April 2016.
2015 “From Paris to Vladivostok. The Kremlin’s connections of the French far right,” Political Capital Institute (Budapest), December 2015, co-authored with Loran Gyori, Peter Kreko, Dora Haller, Rudy Reichstadt.
2015Women and Water in Central Asia and South Asia Building a Sustainable Future, December 2015, Final Policy Report, co-authored with Deepa Ollapally, Ariana Leon and Julia Collins.
2015 “The ‘Russian World’. Russia's Soft Power and Geopolitical Imagination,”Center for Global Interests Papers, May.
2014 “Russia’s Policy in Central Asia,”EUCAM European National Policy Series, no. 17, September.
2014 “Russia’s National Identity and Foreign Policy toward the Asia-Pacific,”The Asan Forum, January.
2014 “The impact of the 2014 ISAF forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan on the Central Asian region,” European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs, January, with Jos Boonstra and Sebastien Peyrouse.
2013 “The Afghanistan-Central Asia relationship: What role for the EU?”EUCAM Working Papersno. 13, February, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse and Vera Axyonova.
2012 “Regional Organisations in Central Asia: Patterns of Interaction, Dilemmas of Efficiency,”University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration Working PaperNo. 10, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2012 “Security and development in Central Asia. The EU compared to China and Russia,”EUCAM Working PaperNo. 11, May, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse and Jos Boonstra.
2011 “Russia’s Perceptions and Strategies in Afghanistan and their Consequences for NATO,”NATO Research Paper, No. 69, November.
2010Into Eurasia Monitoring the EU’s Central Asia Strategy. Report of the EUCAM Monitoring, February, co-authored with M. Emerson, J. Boonstra(rapporteurs), N. Hasanova, and S. Peyrouse.
2009 “Inside and Around the Kremlin's Black Box: the New Nationalist Think Tanks in Russia,”Stockholm Papers, October.
2009 “Russia in a 10-20 Year Perspective,”Stockholm Papers, October, co-authored with Anna Jonsson, and Fredrik Erixon.
2009 “Russia in Central Asia: Old History, New Challenges?,”EUCAM Policy Papers, No. 3, September.
2009 “Beyond the Afghan Trauma: Russia’s Return to Afghanistan,”Jamestown Occasional Paper, August.
2009China as a Neighbor. Central Asian Perspectives and Strategies, Washington, D.C.: The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Silk Road Monograph, April, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2008 “Russian Policy on Central Asia and the Role of Russian Nationalism,”Silk Road Papers, Washington, D.C.: The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, April.
2008 “Russo-Turkish Rapprochement Through the Idea of Eurasia: Alexander Dugin’s Networks in Turkey,”Jamestown Occasional Papers, April.
2006 “Aleksandr Dugin: A Russian Version of the European Radical Right?”Kennan Institute Occasional Papers, No. 294.
Chapters in edited volumes
2020 “Warmer Climate of Arctic Cities,” in O. Pokrovsky et al. eds,The Arctic: Current Issues and Challenges, Hauppage, NY: NOVA Publishers, co-authored Esau I., Varentsov M., Miles M.W., Konstantinov P., Soromotin A., Baklanov A. A. and Miles V. V.
2019 “Mirror Games? Ideological Resonances between Russian and US Conservatism,” in Mikhail Suslov, Dmitry Uzlaner, eds,Contemporary Russian Conservatism. Problems, Paradoxes, and Perspectives(Leiden: Brill), 177-203.
2019“Reductio ad Hitlerumas a New Frame for Political and Geopolitical Conflicts,” in Sergei Samoilenko, Eric Shiraev, Martjin Icks, and Jennifer Keohane, eds,The Routledge Handbook of Character Assassination and Reputation Management. London: Routledge, 307-319.
2019 “Character Assassination as Strategic Communication in EU-Russia Relations,” in Evgeni Pashentsev, ed.,Strategic Communication in EU-Russia Relations(New York: Palgrave-Macmillan), 135-160, co-authored with Sergei Samoilenko.
2019 “The Nazarbayev Generation: A Sociological Portrait,” in Marlene Laruelle, ed,The Nazarbayev Generation. Youth in Kazakhstan.Lanham, MD: Lexington, 1-21.
2018 “National Identity and the Contested Nation,” inRichard Sakwa,Henry E. Hale,Stephen White, eds.,Developments in Russian Politics 9, Duhram: Duke University Press, 67-79.
2018 “Kazakhstan’s Dilemma on Eurasian and Central Asian Integrations,” in Daniel L. Burghart and Theresa Sabonis-Helf, eds,Central Asia in the Era of Sovereignty. The Return of Tamerlane?Lanham, MD: Lexington, 395-414.
2018 “Looking West more than East: Russia’s World War II Commemorations,” inDaqing Yang, Mike Mochizuki, and Akira Iriye, eds,Memory, Identity, and Commemorations of World War II – Anniversary Politics in Asia Pacific(Lanham: Lexington, 2018), 127-140.
2018 “The Nation Narrated: Uzbekistan’s Political and Cultural Nationalism,” in Marlene Laruelle, ed.,Constructing the Uzbek State. Narratives of the Post-Soviet Years.Lanham, MD: Lexington, 261-282.
2017 “When Eurasia looks East: Is Eurasianism Sinophile or Sinophobe?” in Mark Bassin, Gonzalo Pozo, eds,The Politics of Eurasianism. Identity, Popular Culture and Russia’s Foreign Policy, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 145-160.
2017 “Assessing Social Sustainability. Immigration to Russia's Arctic cities,” in Robert Orttung, ed.,Sustaining Russia's Arctic Cities. Resource Politics, Migration, and Climate Change,Berghan Books, 88-111.
2016 “Trajectory of a City. Murmansk and its Transforming Diversity,” in Marlene Laruelle, ed.,New Mobilities and Social Changes in Russia’s Arctic Regions,London: Routledge, co-authored with Sophie Hohmann, and Alexandra Burtsveva, 158-175.
2016 “Which Future for National-Patriots? The Landscape of Kazakh Nationalism,” in Marlene Laruelle, ed.,Kazakhstan in the Making. Legitimacy, Symbols and Social Changes,Lanham, MD: Lexington, 155-180.
2016 “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), 275-297.
2016 “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), 81-100.
2015 “Kyrgyzstan’s Nationhood: From a Monopoly of Production to a Plural Market,” in Marlene Laruelle, Johan Engval, eds,Kyrgyzstan beyond ‘Democracy Island’ and ‘Failing State’: Social and Political Changes in a Post-Soviet Society(Lanham, MD: Lexington): 165-184.
2015 “Dangerous Liaisons. Eurasianism, The European Far Right, and Putin’s Russia,” in Marlene Laruelle, ed,Eurasianism and European Far Right: Reshaping the Europe-Russia Relationship(Lanham, MD: Lexington): 1-32.
2015 “Conceiving the Territory. Eurasianism as a Geographical Ideology,” in Marlene Laruelle, Mark Bassin and Sergey Glebov, eds,Between Europe and Asia. The Origins, Theories and Legacies of Russian Eurasianism(Pittsburgh University Press): 68-83.
2015 “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), 75-98.
2015 “The_Ukrainian_Crisis and its Impact on Transforming Russian Nationalism Landscape,” in Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska and Richard Sakwa, eds,Ukraine and Russia People Politics Propaganda and Perspectives(E-IR Publishers), 123-128.
2015 “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), 111-133.
2014 “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), 1-20.
2013 “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), 136-151.
2013 “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), 85-101.
2013 “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), 87-108.
2013 “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), 229-251, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2013 “Kyrgyzstan: conflict and prospects for peace,” in D. Aurobinda Mahapatra, ed.,Conflict and Peace in Eurasia(London: Routledge), 119-133 co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2012 “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), 76-87, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2012 “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), 76-91.
2012 “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), 319-325.
2012 “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), 238-258.
2012 “TheRodnoverieMovement: 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), 293-310.
2012 “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), 137-160, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2011 “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), 7-20.
2011 “Managing Regional Geopolitical Uncertainty,” in M. Laruelle, and S. Peyrouse, eds.,Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies(Farnham, UK: Ashgate), 145-160, co-authored with Sebastien Peyrouse.
2011 “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), 215-224.
2010 “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), 1-16.
2010 “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), 9-24.
2010 “‘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), 55-96, co-authored with Aurélie Biard.
2010 “Russia and Central Asia,” in E. Kavalski, ed.,The New Central Asia. The Regional Impact of International Actors(New Jersey, London: World Scientific), 149-176.
2009 “Rethinking Russian Nationalism: Historical Continuity, Political Diversity, And Doctrinal Fragmentation,” in M. Laruelle, ed.,Russian Nationalism and the National Reassertion of Russia(London: Routledge), 13-48.
2006 “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), 9-38.