John Russell
United Kingdom
Professor of Russian and Security Studies, University of Bradford, United Kingdom. Previous positions: stylist-editor at Novosti Press Agency (APN), Moscow (1976-1977); Secretary-General of Society for Cultural Relations with USSR (1980-1985); simultaneous interpreter Russian-English for NBC TV (1984-1991); lecturer/senior lecturer/professor in Russian at universities of Surrey, Brighton and Bradford (1985-2012). Research interests: Russia and former Soviet Union; Caucasus; International terrorism and counterterrorism; East-West relations. Selected publications: monograph: Chechnya – Russia’s ‘War on Terror’ (2007); Ramzan Kadyrov – ‘Sun-King’ of Chechnya? (forthcoming 2014). Chapters in books: Russian perspectives on the War on Terror in Rachel Utley (ed); 9/11 Ten Years After: Perspectives and Problems, Ashgate, Farnham (2012); Whose “Near Abroad”? Dilemmas in Russia’s Declared Sphere of Priviliged Interest ’, in M. Friere and R. Kanet (eds); Russia and Its Near Neighbours: Identity Interests and Foreign Policy (2012).