Occasionally, I also write for general-audience publications, give talks, or am interviewed by the media. I mainly focus on the region of the world I know best, namely post-communist Europe, and/or the thematic topics listed under my research interests. If you’d like me to consider a writing project, speaking engagement, or interview request, please contact me.


“The Eagle and the Bear: US-Russian Relations Under Biden,” ZOiS Spotlight (3 March 2021)

“What the Incoming Biden Administration Means for Central and Eastern Europe,” New Eastern Europe XLV.1-2 (Jan.-Mar. 2021): 99-103

“The Crisis in Belarus: A U.S. Perspective,” IEŚ Policy Papers 8 (2020): 25-29

“A View from the United States: Washington and the Visegrád Group (V4),” IEŚ Policy Papers 7 (2020): 42-45

“Laughing with Him or at Him? Zelenskyy’s First Year,” IEŚ Policy Papers 1 (2020): 23-30

“What Poland Sees in the Three Seas Initiative,” ZOiS Spotlight 28 (17 July 2019)

“Blessings and Curses from Constantinople: How the Orthodox Church is Reshaping the Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine,” Foreign Affairs, 25 October 2018

“A House Divided: Orthodoxy in Post-Maidan Ukraine,” New Eastern Europe XXXI.3-4 (May-August 2018): 90-97

“Combative Pasts: The Politics of History in Post-Communist Europe,” New Eastern Europe XXV.1 (January-February 2017): 108-115

“Putin’s Arctic Ambitions: Russia’s Economic Aspirations in the Far North,” Foreign Affairs, 5 May 2016

“Putin’s Patriarch: Does the Kremlin Control the Church?” Foreign Affairs, 11 February 2016

“How to Disappear Completely: Europe’s Right to Be Forgotten Laws and the Future of Internet Privacy,” Foreign Affairs, 16 November 2015

“The Spotless Mind: Behind Europe’s Attempts to Legislate Memory,” Foreign Affairs, 14 July 2015



“9 May in Russia: Memory (Politics) of World War II,” ZOiS Berlin (May 6, 2020)

“Religion and Politics—Ukraine Edition,” Talk Eastern Europe (February 5, 2019) https://talkeasterneurope.

“Circulating Across Europe? Transgressive Narratives About the Past,” ZOiS Berlin (October 2018) https://en.


“In Conversation… Interview on the Crimea Crisis [interviewed by Miceál O’Hurley],” Diplomat Ireland (December 15, 2020).

“Russia Set to Stage Charm Offensive in Arkhangelsk [interviewed by John Thompson],” Arctic Deeply (March 28, 2017)

“Russia’s Reimagined Arctic [interviewed by Heather Exner-Pirot],” World Policy (March 15, 2017). Reprinted as “Russia’s Reimagined Arctic: Restoring Status,” Arctic Deeply (March 24, 2017)

“The Ukraine Crisis: Russia and the West [interviewed by Tomasz Stępniewski],” Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe 14.1 (2016): 1-7. Reprinted as “Putin is Not a Grand Tactician, He is an Opportunist,” New Eastern Europe 3-4 (May-August 2016): 125-131



The Whole Truth with David Eisenhower (PBS): “The 21st Century Resurgence of the ‘Strongman’” (Ep. 313, fall 2018)

UkeTube: “Ukraine after Maidan: Revisiting Domestic and Regional Security”