Russo-Turkish Rapprochement through the Idea of Eurasia

Introduction:

Glen Howard President The Jamestown Foundation

Discussants:

Dr. Marlène Laruelle

Nonresident Senior Fellow

Central Asia and Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program

Dr. John C. K. Daly

Eurasian Foreign Affairs and Defense Policy Analyst

The Jamestown Foundation

Dr. Marlène Laruelle is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Central Asia and Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program and is a Principal Investigator for the project “Coping with the Russo-Chinese Competition in Central Asia: Local Perspectives and Strategies,” granted by the Smith Richardson Foundation. She is the author or co-author of four books in French, the most recent being Central Asia, the Drift Towards Authoritarianism (2006). Dr. Laruelle is also author of the forthcoming English-language book The Quest for an Imperial Identity: Eurasianism in Contemporary Russia, which will be published by the Woodrow Wilson Press and John Hopkins University Press in 2008. She holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Studies from the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Cultures in Paris.

Dr. John C.K. Daly received a Ph.D. in 1986 in Russian and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, and is currently a Eurasian foreign affairs and defense policy analyst for The Jamestown Foundation. He has also been a commentator on current events for CNN, the Hudson Institute, the Middle East Institute, Press TV, National Public Radio, White House Chronicle, Al-Arabiyya, and the Christian Science Monitor, along with being a contributing editor for Vanity Fair on terrorism. Dr. Daly has also addressed CIA, NSA and DIA audiences on terrorism.

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