Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
(2017-12-11)This thesis will investigate the 2005 uprising in Andijan as a case study to question whether it was a radical Islamist revolt against a secular regime, as labeled by the government some scholars argued, or a reaction to ...
Burning flames and seething brains: Passion, imagination, and madness in Karamzin, Pushkin, and Gogol (2017-12-14)My thesis begins with an overview of sensibility (chuvstvitel'nost') and passion (strast') in Russian Sentimentalism, with a focus on the prose fiction of Nikolai Karamzin. After describing the correlation between passion ...
(2017-07-20)This thesis explores the third parties involvement process in conflicts, particularly in the example of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE)’s involvement process in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. ...
(2017-07-18)This thesis will argue for the potential for the use of Kierkegaardian philosophy as a tool of analysis in the field of Soviet studies demonstrated through the character analysis of select Soviet films. From Danish, ...
Territorial integrity and identity within the Republic of Georgia: a comparative case study of Ajaria, Abkhazia and South Ossetia (2015-05-21)The presence of de-facto independent entities infringe on Georgia's traditional perception of its territorial integrity and importantly, inhibit the consolidation of its democracy. Imperative to an understanding of the ...