Gordon M. Hahn, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher

Gordon Hahn is a Senior Researcher for the Center for Terrorism and Intelligence Studies. Dr. Hahn is an Academic Fellow at Smolny College , St. Petersburg State University , Russia . He has taught Russian domestic and foreign policy and international and comparative politics at Stanford, St. Petersburg State ( Russia ), Boston , American, and San Jose State Universities . Dr. Hahn received his BA in 1986 and MA in 1988 from Boston College and his Ph.D. from Boston University in 1995.

He is author of Russia 's Revolution From Above, 1985-2000: Reform, Transition and Revolution in the Fall of the Soviet Communist Regime ( Rutgers University , N.J. : Transaction Publishers, 2002) and the forthcoming The Bear and The Crescent: Russia's Rising Islamist Challenge ( New Haven : Yale University Press, 2006). He has published in the scholarly journals Post-Soviet Affairs , Demokratizatsiya , East European Constitutional Review , Europe-Asia Studies , Problems of Post-Communism , Russian History/Histoire Russe , The Russian Review , The Journal of Cold War Studies and numerous English and Russian language newspapers, magazines, and newsletters.

Dr. Hahn has been both a Visiting Fellow (1995-96) and a Visiting Scholar (2000-03) at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University and a William J. Fulbright Visiting Professor at Saint Petersburg State University 's Faculty of International Relations. His current research examines federalism, multi-national states, self-determination, Muslim politics, and terrorism in Russia , the post-communist states and around the world. His most recent articles include “Russian Federalism Under Putin,” in Stephen L. White, ed., Developments in Russian Politics ( London : MacMillan/Palgrave, 2005) and “The Rise of Islamism in Kabardino-Balkariya,” Demokratizatsiya , 13: 4 (Fall 2005). His forthcoming articles include “Islamism in Russia ” will appear in Barry Rubin, ed., Survey of Global Islamism ( Armonk , N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2006) and “The Perils of Putin's Policies” Journal of International Security Affairs , 2 (Spring 2006).