An essential list of sources for your reporting on Russia and Ukraine.
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An essential list of sources for your reporting,

The war in Ukraine has had ripple effects across the globe. Our first source can answer questions about nuclear disarmament and our second can talk about the privileged and marginalized communities in Central and Southeast Europe.

The politics and financing of weapons of mass destruction

Courtesy of Elliott O’Donovan
Pronouns: she/her
Togzhan Kassenova is a senior fellow with the Project on International Security, Commerce, and Economic Statecraft (PISCES) at the Center for Policy Research at The State University of New York, Albany, and a nonresident fellow with the nuclear policy program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 
She is an expert on nuclear politics, nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and financial crime prevention. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and works on issues related to restricting countries from accessing international financial institutions to fund weapons of mass destruction. The United Nations’ Office on Drugs and Crime consults her to train governments and financial institutions how to track the illicit funding of WMDs.

Race and culture in Central Asia and Southeast Europe

Courtesy of Sunnie Rucker-Chang
Pronouns: she/her
Email: or
Twitter: @slavprofsrc
Sunnie Rucker-Chang will join the Slavic and East European languages and cultures and African and African American studies departments at the Ohio State University as an associate professor. She works, writes and teaches primarily on the social construction of race and culture as it relates to privileged and marginalized communities in Central and Southeast Europe.
In her research, Rucker-Chang studies how literature and film contribute to culture and nationalist identities, especially in the creation of minority and majority groups. Her other research interests include émigré and exile literature and the application of post-colonial thought to post-socialist contexts. 
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There's a monkeypox outbreak in the U.K. and Europe. You probably have questions.

Dr. Seema Yasmin is director of the Stanford Health Communication Initiative, a clinical assistant professor in Stanford University’s department of medicine. A journalist and expert in epidemiology, she has served as a disease detective at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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