Dr. Mariya Y. Omelicheva is a Professor of Strategy at National War College. She holds a PhD (2007) in Political Science from Purdue University and JD in International Law (2000) from Moscow National Law Academy. Dr. Omelicheva's research and teaching interests include international and Eurasian security, counterterrorism and human rights, democracy promotion in the post-Soviet territory, Russia's foreign and security policy, gender and security, and crime-terror nexus in Eurasia. She is the author of three books – Webs of Corruption: Trafficking-Terrorism Nexus in Central Asia (Columbia University Press, 2019, with Lawrence Markowitz), Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternate Strategies (University Press of Kentucky 2015) and Counterterrorism Policies in Central Asia (Routledge 2011) – and over a hundred of peer-reviewed articles.
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