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Dr. Dmitry Shlapentokh

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Dr. Dmitry Shlapentokh is an Associated Professor in the Department of History, Indiana University-South Bend. He is the author of several books and more than 100 articles, the newest of which is titled Global Russia: Eurasianism, Putin and the New Right (Tauris, 2013, forthcoming). Dr. Shlapentokh holds master’s degrees from Moscow State University (Russia) and Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in Russian/European history from the University of Chicago.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Dmitry Shlapentokh

  • The Role of Small States in the Post-Cold War Era: The Case of Belarus

    May 22, 2012

    Authored by Dr. Dmitry Shlapentokh.
    The absence of a single center of power or a few centers of power — as was the case during the Cold War — provides the opportunity even for small states, sandwiched between much stronger states, to move with comparative ease from one center of power to another. Even when small states become finally attached to one of these centers, their attachment is not absolute, and freedom of action is still preserved. This provides the opportunity for small states, such as Belarus, to move from one center of power to another or to engage in a sort of geopolitical gamesmanship.

  • Russian Elite Image of Iran: From the Late Soviet Era to the Present

    September 16, 2009

    Authored by Dr. Dmitry Shlapentokh.
    Increasing numbers of Russian intellectuals became disenchanted with the West, particularly after the end of the USSR, and looked for alternative geopolitical alliances. The Muslim world, with Iran at the center, became one of the possible alternatives.