The Diplomat Interviews Dr. Edward Lemon, Eurasia Expert at DMGS: Terrorism and Other Challenges for Tajikistan in 2019
Dr. Lemon says, “The claim by Islamic State that it was behind the deadly prison riot in early November is hard to verify. We may never know what sparked the riot. What we do know is that over 20 prisoners and two prison guards are now dead, with their families left without an explanation.”
DMGS’s International Relations Expert Dr. Edward Lemon Participates in Congressional Briefing Based Upon Knowledge from His Fieldwork in Tajikistan (Video)
Counter-extremism in Tajikistan, Dr. Lemon argued, is less about addressing genuine threats to national security and more about securing the country’s authoritarian regime. Tajikistan’s secular policies, which restrict religious freedoms, may backfire according to Dr. Lemon. They are creating resentment and a sense of injustice among local communities, which is being used by extremist recruiters.
DMGS-Kennan Event with Bellingcat’s Alic Toler and Dr. Edward Lemon: How Open-Source Investigations Shed Light on MH17 Shoot-Down, Chemical Weapons Attacks in Syria, and More (Audio)
Toler gave an overview of how Bellingcat conducts its research, highlighting how it identified the two Russian military intelligence agents involved in poisoning the Skripals in Salisbury in the United Kingdom earlier in 2018, found evidence of Russian involvement in the downing of MH17 in 2014 and identified an agent involved in a 2016 coup attempt in Montenegro.
DMGS’s International Relations Expert Dr. Edward Lemon’s Landmark Report on the Thousands of Central Asians Recruited as Jihadists in Syria and Iraq for Harvard’s Russia Matters
“The destructive potential of violent extremists from Central Asia may be amplified by their ability to cooperate with other groups, particularly from elsewhere in the former Soviet Union, though not only. Some Central Asians have risen to positions of authority within IS and other international terrorist organizations, expanding their networks and clout . . .”
DMGS’ INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS EXPERT DR. EDWARD LEMON Scrutinizes Islamic State attack in July in European Eye article on Radicalization
Based on over six years of research on extremism in Tajikistan, Dr. Lemon highlights the main patterns in the recruitment of citizens to terrorist groups and outlines the main threats to security going forward: homegrown radicalization and the diversion of foreign fighters from the Middle East to neighboring Afghanistan.
Polish Journalist, Author, and DMGS Certificate Student Tomasz Grzywaczewski Describes the Experiences of People Entangled in War in Ukraine at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School Event
The conflict which erupted in eastern Ukraine lingers on. Officially it is peace, but when the night falls, gunfire starts again. On and on again. In the pain and suffering of the war, new unrecognized states are born near Donetsk and Lugansk.
Polish Ambassador Dr. Piotr Wilczek and Other International Relations Experts Discuss “Fort Trump,” Other National Security Issues at DMGS’ Celebration of the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its Independence
The main aim of the conference was to bring together Polish and American decision makers, business, academia and young professionals who work every day on strengthening relations between our two nations.
DMGS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS EXPERT DR. EDWARD LEMON INTERVIEWED ABOUT DIFFICULTIES FACING VICTIMS OF INTERPOL RED NOTICE ABUSE IN FOREIGN POLICY REPORT
Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Instagram Youtube Dr. Edward Lemon, a Kennan Institute fellow at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School, was interviewed by Foreign Policy about his ongoing research on the abuse of Interpol by authoritarian states to pursue political opponents...
Recent graduates returned to our D.C. campus to be greeted by Christopher Croft and his wife Connie as well as their former professors and fellow students who have moved on to exciting careers in the National Security and Intelligence fields.
DMGS RUSSIA AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS EXPERT DR. YUVAL WEBER’S WORK FEATURED AS LEAD ARTICLE IN EDITED VOLUME UKRAINE AFTER MAIDAN
I show that Ukraine was a linchpin of the strategy because of its industrial importance to the Russian economy and its potential as a bridge to Europe. The events of Euromaidan not only removed a friendly Ukrainian leader, but the “loss” of Ukraine meant that Russia’s Eurasian integration strategy as a mechanism to revise the international order had reached its zenith.