Articles by Lena Surzhko-Harned

February 20, 2023

Why the 'Kosovo precedent' was a gateway for Russia’s abuse of international law

Lena Surzhko-Harned
The Kosovo war helped consolidate the Responsibility to Protect norm. But Lena Surzhko-Harned and Jiří Nykodým argue that it also created the 'Kosovo precedent' used to undermine international law. Russia has often exploited this narrative to justify its current war in Ukraine
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Lena Surzhko-Harned
Associate Teaching Professor of Political Science and Associate Director of the Public Policy Fund, Behrend College, Penn State University

Lena's primary research interests are in the field of comparative politics.

She is the author of several papers dealing with issues of nationalism and ethnic conflict, identity politics, electoral politics, comparative democratisation, and political behaviour in the post-communist states of Eastern Europe.

Post-Soviet Legacies and Conflicting Values in Europe Generation Why LENA SURZHKO-HARNED AND EKATERINA TURKINA

Her 2017 book with Ekaterina Turkina, Post-Soviet Legacies and Conflicting Values in Europe: Generation Why, examines the intergenerational conflict and consequences in modern Ukraine and Russia.

Lena's most recent research explores religious nationalism in Putin’s Russia.

She tweets @lenasurzhko

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