Presentations & Media


Podcasts and Interviews

Middle East Focus: Conflict in the South CaucasusMiddle East Institute, Podcast Participant with Tom de Waal and Theodore Karasik, August 21, 2020.

"Iran has a very Russian-centric view of Central Asia,” Central Asia Analytical Network, May 21, 2019.

«Иран рассматривает Центральную Азию как зону российского влияния,» Региональная аналитическая сеть Центральной Азии, 21 Мая, 2019.

Majlis Podcast: What Was Lavrov Looking For In Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, And Turkmenistan?, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Podcast Participant with Professor Jeff Mankoff, Reid Standish, and Bruce Pannier, February 10, 2019.

Presentations, Panels, and Colloquiums 

"Russia, the United States and the Middle East," American Political Science Association, October 3, 2021. 

“Liberal International Order and its Discontents: Russia, Iran, and the Struggle for Recognition,” Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, June 3, 2021.

“The US Factor in Iran-Russia Relations,” with Nikolai Kozhanov, Hamidreza Azizi and Ghoncheh Tazmini, London School of Economics, April 1, 2021.

"Russia’s Power Projection in the Gulf Region, A Perception or a Reality?," with Samuel Ramani, Alexey Khlebnikov, and moderator Ambassador Patrick Theros, Gulf International Forumn, August 6, 2020.

"Iran in the New Eurasian Context," with Mehran Haghirian, Sumitha Kutty, Jacopo Scita, Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, and moderator Gary Sick, Bourse & Bazaar and the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, July 31, 2020.

"Role and influence of Russia in the Gulf," with Nikolai Kozhanov, Li-Chen Sim, and moderator Mark Katz, G2K Fourth Zoom Conference, May 28, 2020.

“Book Launch, Exit from Hegemony: The Unravelling of the American Global Order,” discussant with Alexander Cooley and Dan Nexon, University of Oxford, February 26, 2020.  

“Peace-building and Security in the OSCE Area,” 26th OSCE Ministerial Council, Bratislava, December 5, 2019.

“Strengthening Peace and Security: Conventional Arms Control and Confidence-Building Measures in the OSCE Area,” OSCE-Wide Youth Forum, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Bratislava, October 19, 2019.

“Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,” 16th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies, University of Exeter, June 27, 2019.

“The Eurasian Economic Union,” 16th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Central Asian Studies, University of Exeter. June 27, 2019.

“Iran and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization,” Connecting Central Asia in the 21st Century Conference, University of Oxford. April 27, 2019.

“Compliance and Resistance: Understanding the Agency of Rising Powers,” Discussant with Kate Sullivan de Estrada, University of Oxford, International Relations Colloquium, November 22, 2018.

“The U.S., the International System, and Rules of the Game,” Working Group Presentation, Relations Between Russia and Europe Within a Shifting Global Environment Conference, European Leadership Network and the Carnegie Corporation’s University Consortium. November 10, 2018.

“Russia, Iran, and the Principle of Non-Intervention: Understanding Moscow and Tehran’s Approach to Iraq War,” University Consortium, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. March 9, 2018.

“Russian & Iranian Cooperation in the Tajik Civil War” Россия и Иран. Пять Веков Сотрудничества [Russia & Iran. Five Centuries of Cooperation], Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. November 15, 2017.

“Material & Perceptive Drivers of Russia’s Great Power Assertion in the Arctic,” Clashing Visions: Russian Foreign Policy in the Age of Xi and Trump, University of Oxford. May 26, 2017.