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Janusz Bugajski      

Senior Associate, Europe Program

Janusz Bugajski is senior associate in the Europe Program at CSIS. He has served as a consultant for various U.S. organizations and government agencies and testifies regularly before the U.S. Congress. He chairs the South-Central Europe area studies program at the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State. He was a recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award granted jointly by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

Bugajski is a regular contributor to various U.S. and European newspapers and journals. His recent books include America’s New European Allies (Nova, 2009); Expanding Eurasia: Russia’s European Ambitions (CSIS, 2008); Atlantic Bridges: America’s New European Allies, with Ilona Teleki (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), Cold Peace: Russia’s New Imperialism (Praeger, 2004), and Political Parties of Eastern Europe: A Guide to Politics in the Post-Communist Era (M.E. Sharpe, 2002). There is a comprehensive list of Janusz Bugajski's articles and papers available online.

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Conflict Zones North Caucasus and Western Balkans Compared
In Conflict Zones, Janusz Bugajski enhances our understanding of the causes and consequences of the current conflicts in the North Caucasus and extrapolates likely scenarios in the region’s development. He compares and contrasts conditions in the North Caucasus with the former Yugoslav federation in the Western Balkans, a multi-ethnic state structure that could not contain internally generated political and ethnic disputes.
Janusz Bugajski: Washington needs to send a strong message to Putin not to interfere in Ukraine's internal affairs or risk repercussions
Thus far the U.S. reaction to the Ukrainian upheaval has been subdued, as the Obama administration evidently fears alienating Russia, which it needs to pursue its Middle East policies. It is time for the White House to specify its options, as Ukraine stands on the brink of outright conflict

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