Gordon M. Hahn

Gordon M. Hahn
  • Gordon M. Hahn is senior researcher with the Terrorism Research and Education Program (TREP) and visiting assistant professor in the Graduate School of International Policy Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He is the author of Getting the Caucasus Emirate Right (CSIS, 2011) Russia’s Islamic Threat (Yale University Press, 2007), Russia’s Revolution from Above, 1985–2000: Reform, Transition and Revolution in the Fall of the Soviet Communist Regime (Transaction Publishers, 2002), and numerous scholarly and analytical articles on politics, Islam, and jihadism in Russia. He has taught at Stanford, St. Petersburg State (Russia), Boston, American, San Jose State, and San Francisco State Universities and has been a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and the George F. Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies.

    Dr. Hahn received a B.A. and M.A. from Boston College and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He spent several years teaching and researching in Russia, including more than a year researching the archives of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union’s Central Committee. From 1997 to 2000, he conducted over 50 interviews with former Soviet officials on the end of the Cold War for a joint project sponsored by Stanford University, the Hoover Institution, and the Gorbachev Foundation in Moscow. He currently teaches and conducts research on Islam and politics in Russia and Eurasia, Russian domestic and foreign policy, international relations in Eurasia, regime transformation theory, nationalism, and Islamism in Eurasia. He is the editor of Islam, Islamism, and Politics in Eurasia Report, a periodical published via the MonTREP website.