Posted: August 14, 2008
Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies Stephen Jones has been sought out by the media for comment on the current situation in Georgia, which Jones had called "the most intense crisis in U.S.-Russia relations since the end of the Cold War."
Reuters, USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, and other outlets, including the local Daily Hampshire Gazette, have called on Jones for his assessment of the fast-changing situation. He is a highly respected scholar on tensions between Russia and Georgia and is an expert on post-communist societies in the former Soviet Union. He also regularly briefs members of the U.S. intelligence community--including the CIA and U.S. State Department--on developments in Georgia and other nations of the Caucasus. Jones has briefed a number of U.S. ambassadors to Georgia.
In addition, Jones penned an opinion piece for the Radio Free Europe Website that was posted August 10. In other Mount Holyoke-related news from the region, the Gazettealso carried news Tuesday, August 12, of recent grad Katherine Dunn '08, who was teaching in Georgia with the Peace Corps and has been safely evacuated.
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