is a Research Fellow of the Slavic
Research Center. She is also a PhD candidate in European History,
writing her dissertation on
reforms in Russia's great reforms. Her recent publication is "The
the Estate-based Russian Secondary Education System, 1862-1864 (in
116, no.1, 2007.
EKIERT is Professor of Government at
Harvard University. He is
the author of The State Against
Society: Political Crises and Their
Aftermath in East
Central Europe, among others. His current projects explore
development in the new democracies of Central Europe and East Asia. He
member of the Club of Madrid Advisory Committee.
is JSPS Postdoctoral Research
Fellow at the Institute of
Oriental Cultures, the University of Tokyo. He is the author of Kansyukeizai to
Shizyo, Kaihatsu (University of Tokyo Press, 2008). He is
network analysis to development economics, focusing on the
structures of the local communities in Uzbekistan.
KARAGYOZOV is Professor and Dean of
the Faculty of Slavic Studies
at Sofia University, Bulgaria. He is the author of The Self-consciousness of Letters.
Historiography of Slavic Literatures (Sofia, 1996); Past Slavs Today
(Sofia, 1997); Slavic
Saint Martyrs. Sainthood and Canonization; Chronology and Typology;
Apology of Slavic Martyrdom (Sofia, 2006). He is presently
on Slavic Literary Partocentrism.
LARUELLE is a Research Fellow at the
Central Asia and Caucasus
Institute, Johns Hopkins University. Her main areas of expertise are
national identities, political philosophy, intellectual trends and
conceptions of the elites in Russia and Central Asia. Her book, The
Eurasianism. An Ideology of Empire, will be published in Spring
MASUMI is Chief Researcher in the
Research Department, Oil &
Gas Upstream Business Unit, Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National
(JOGMEC). He is the author of Russia
- Revival of the Oil Giant (IDE-Jetro, 2005).
He continues to analyze oil & gas production and transportation of
the CIS and
its surrounding regions.
is Post-doctoral Researcher of
the Research Institute for
Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo University of Foreign
She is the author of Ocherk
grammatiki aliutorskogo iazyka (ELPR
A2-038) (Osaka Gakuin University, 2003).
is Professor of Tokyo University
and President of the Japanese
Association for Ukrainian Studies. He is the author of Ukrainian
(Tokyo University Press, 1998). He is presently preparing a study on
political thought in the 19th and 20th centuries.
PEYROUSE is a Research Fellow at the
Central Asia and Caucasus
Institute, Johns Hopkins University. His main areas of expertise are
systems in Central Asia, Islam and religious minorities, and Central
geopolitical positioning toward China, Russia and South Asia. He is the
co-author or editor of seven books on Central Asia.
is Senior Research Fellow at the
Institute of Strategic and Defence
Studies of the National Defence University in Budapest and editor of
Defence Policy Review (monthly in Hungarian). His most recent
publication is "The
Post-Soviet Space as Security Challenge" (co-author in Hungarian) in
ed., Osiris Kézikönyvek
(2007). Forthcoming is A Comparative
Perception in the Western Balkans (DCAF, Geneva)
is Research Fellow in the Department of
Russian and East European
Studies, Institute of International Studies, Charles University,
he is completing his doctoral dissertation on nuclear renunciation in
post-Soviet space. He is co-author of Turkmenistan
JUNYA is a postgraduate student at
the School of Arts, Histories
and Cultures, University of Manchester (UK). He is currently preparing
thesis that examines the Russian Communist Party Congress during the
stage of the Soviet Union (1917- c. 1930).