The 22nd Winter Games will take place in the picturesque port of Sochi, just 300 miles from Chechnya and only 20 miles from Abkhazia, a territory that effectively broke from Georgia after a civil war. The recent suicide bombings in Volgograd, for which two men from Dagestan have taken credit, have cast a shadow over the Olympics, reminding us that Russia faces a terror problem that is real, chronic, and complex and which consists of global dimensions that touch on America’s interests.
To discuss these issues, we are pleased to feature Michael A. Reynolds, a Senior Fellow at FPRI and an Associate Professor in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies where he teaches courses on modern Middle Eastern and Eurasian history, comparative empire, military and ethnic conflict, and secularism. He is author of Shattering Empires:The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires, 1908-1918 (Cambridge University Press, 2011), co-winner of the 2011 American Historical Association’s George Louis Beer Prize, a Choice outstanding title, and a Financial Times book of the summer. In addition to his historical research on the Ottoman and Russian empires and their successor states, Reynolds works on contemporary issues related to Turkey, the Kurds, Azerbaijan, and the North Caucasus. He holds a PhD in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton, an MA in Political Science from Columbia, and a BA in Government and Slavic Languages from Harvard.
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