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On January 17th, DMGS Eurasia expert Edward Lemon spoke on a panel focusing on "Domestic and International Impacts of Kleptocracy" at the Kennan Institute in Washington DC. Dr. Lemon used the case study of Tajikistan, an impoverished post-Soviet state that has seen over half of its wealth plundered by its authoritarian regime, to illustrate how kleptocracy, or government by thieves, has important impacts on state development and national security
DMGS Eurasia expert Edward Lemon has edited a book entitled Critical Approaches to Security in Central Asia, which has been published by Routledge. The book brings together 15 chapters by 19 experts from the United States, Europe, China and Central Asia.
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.
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...
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.
DMGS’ International Relations Expert Dr. Edward Lemon’s Insights Featured in State of the Art Reference Encyclopedia
Dr. Lemon, a DMGS-Kennan Institute Fellow, contributed this chapter entitled "Governance in Tajikistan" to the encyclopedia based upon his expert knowledge of the politics of post-Soviet Tajikistan.