Nicolai Petro

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University of Rhode Island

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Previous Placements

Monterey Institute

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Nicolai Petro (BA ’80, MAPA ’82, Ph.D. ’84), continues to do a lot of lecturing on Russia and Ukraine. Since returning from a Fulbright year in Ukraine in 2014, he has written more than a hundred commentaries for publications such as the American Interest, the New York Times, the Christian Science MonitorThe Guardian (UK), The Nation, Asia Times, and the Wilson Quarterly.

Most recently:
Blaming Russia Will Only Hold America Back,” The National Interest, January 9, 2017.”Tillerson is ‘the Most Interesting Choice’ for US State Sec Since the Cold War,” Sputnik News, December 14, 2016. (en francais).“From Obama to Trump: Cold War Averted. What Now?” in The New Face of America: How Donald Trump will Change U.S.-Russian Relations (a Russia Direct Report), vol. 4, November 30, 2016, pp. 12-15.”Ukraine’s Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace,” The National Interest, September 7, 2016.