ELENA POKALOVA SPEAKS ON TERRORISM AT THE WILSON CENTER | Department of Political Science | Kent State University

ELENA POKALOVA SPEAKS ON TERRORISM AT THE WILSON CENTER

Dr. Elena Pokalova, author of Chechnya’s Terrorist Network: The Evolution of Terrorism in Russia’s North Caucasus (Praeger, 2015), recently discussed Russia’s experiences with terrorism at the Wilson Center in Washington, DC. Pokalova earned her PhD in Political Science from Kent State University in 2011. Her dissertation, “Shifting Faces of Terror After 9/11: Framing the Terrorist Threat,” was chaired by Drs. Andrew Barnes and Landon Hancock and focused on the ways in which counterterrorism efforts shifted and became more militarized after 2011. Her October 2015 talk at the Wilson Center covered the evolution of terrorism in Russia, Russia's responses to the threat, and the North Caucasus connections to the conflict in Syria. Pokalova is currently Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University.

Click here for audio of the Wilson Center event: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/russias-war-against-terror-the-north-caucasus-and-beyond