Articles by SRAS Students



Poles on Poland

While on SRAS’ Security and Society study abroad program in Warsaw, Rebekah Switala, a graduate student at the University of Texas at Austin, stayed very…


Osh & The Fergana Valley

Osh & The Fergana Valley: Diversity and Division Boasting breathtaking mountaintop views and an expansive outdoor bazaar, Osh is one of Central Asia’s major commercial…


Poland

Poland: An Emerging Central European Power? Poland joined the European Union in 2004 as part of the EU’s “big bang” of Eastern expansion. This broke…


Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh: The Volatile Core of the South Caucasus The Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh is one of four frozen conflicts that emerged after the collapse of the…





Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan: A People from the Mists of Time Azerbaijan’s name comes from the Persian words, azer, which means “fire” and baygan, which means “protector.” The…