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by Sergey V. Golunov
to OSI Policy Fellowship Program, Budapest
Title of the project: “Drug-Trafficking as a Challenge for Russian Border and Security Policies”
Reporting period: April 1, 2005 – April 31, 2006
Account on activities
Research papers written during the fellowship period:
a) Published papers:
Narcotics-related Issues in Volgograd Region. In: Bulletin of the Network for Ethnic Monitoring and Early Warning of Conflict. 2006 (65): 17-18.The Issue of Narcomania in Russia: National Security vs. Civil Society? In: PONARS Policy Conference. Policy Memos Nos. 367-403. Washington, D.C. December 9, 2005. Washington: Center for Strategic and International Studies, 2005: 113-118.
Drug-Trafficking through Central Asia to Russia: Threat and Ways of Counteraction. In: Regional Developments: Interaction and Encounter of Strategies. Tehran: Institute of International and Political Studies, 2005: 85-86.
b) Papers submitted for publication:
Drug-trafficking as a Challenge for Russia's Border and Security Policies (report submitted for publication to the Volgograd Academic Publishing House).
Drug-trafficking through Post-Soviet Borders as a Challenge for Russian Security (submitted to «Acta Slavica Iaponica», Sapporo, Japan).
Drug-trafficking through Russia-Kazakhstan Border: Challenge and Responses (submitted for the edited volume of the papers of seminar “Regional and Transregional Dynamism in Central Eurasia: Empires, Islam and Politics” [Slavic Research Center, Sapporo, Japan]) .
Transboundary Crime in Russia's Borderlands with Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan: Social and Political Issues [together with Vladimir Boyko, Yana Denisova, Bulat Fatkulin, Eka Gigauri, Rovshan Ibragimov, Svetlana Kozhirova, Oskar Kunavin, Ilya Toropitsyn] (analytical report submitted to the Volgograd State University Publishing House).
Transboundary Drug-Trafficking to Russia: the Importance of Ethnic Factor (submitted for the edited volume of the papers of the conference «Problems of Legislation and Allpication of Law in Field of Counteraction to the Turnover of Illicit Drugs”, South Ural State University Publishing House, Chelyabinsk).
Conferences attended (as paper presenter):
IV Conference of All-Russia Alumni of the Fulbright Program “Freedom From Fear”. Volgograd, April 18 – 19, 2006.
International Conference. Border management in an insecure world. Durham, 5-7 April 2006
International seminar “The Baltic States in the European Union: New Role and Opportunities for Trans-border Cooperation and Improving Border Management”. Velikiy Novgorod, 10 February 2006.
PONARS Policy Conference of the Program for New Approaches to Russian Security. Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C., December, 2005.
November, 2005. The 13th International Conference on Central Asia and the Caucasus" Regional Developments: Interaction and Encounter of Strategies". Institute for Political and International Studies. Tehran, Iran.
Conference «Problems of Legislation and Allpication of Law in Field of Counteraction to the Turnover of Illicit Drugs”. Chelyabinsk, 28 October 2005.
Summer International Symposium “Regional and Transregional Dynamism in Central Eurasia: Empires, Islam and Politics” Sapporo, 6-7 July, 2005.
Dissemination of results
Other related international projects
In 2004-2005 I was a head of the international research project «Drug-trafficking as a Challenge for Russia's Border and Security Policies» funded by Transnational Crime and Corruption Center of the American University, Washington, D.C., USA. As a result, a report will be published in Summer 2006. The project of IPF helped me to improve the part of this report containing the analysis of drug-trafficking issues.
In April 2005 and March 2006 I was one of the main organizers of the program of student exchange between Volgograd State University and Western Kazakhstan University. In the course of this program I delivered Kazakhstani students 3 lectures on the topic of the reported project.
The issues related to dissemination of illegal drugs to Volgograd province of Russia were analyzed by me in three publications submitted for the Bulletin of the Network for Early Warning of Conflicts in which I'm participating as an expert. This network includes specialists in fields of Ethnic and Conflict Studies from the majority of post-Soviet countries.
Teaching Courses Updated
I have updated my teaching course “Russia's Post-Soviet Borderlands: Security and Cooperation Issues”in Volgograd State University (International Relations Program). In autumn 2006 I will submit for publication the outline of this course.
Sergey V. Golunov