Michael O. Slobodchikoff is an expert on Russian relations with post-Soviet states. His first book is Strategic Cooperation: Overcoming the Barriers of Global Anarchy (2013). His second book, entitled Building Hegemonic Order Russia's Way: Rules, Stability and Predictability in the Post-Soviet Space, was published in 2014. His most recent book, entitled Cultural Imperialism and the Decline of the Liberal Order: Russian and Western Soft Power in Eastern Europe, was published in 2019 and was coauthored with G. Doug Davis. He has also published peer reviewed articles in the Journal of International Relations and Development, the International Area Studies Review, the Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, and Studies of Changing Societies. He is also the editor of the Russian, Eurasian, and Eastern European Book Series through Lexington Books. Dr. Slobodchikoff specializes in relations between Russia and the former Soviet states, international conflict and peace, and comparative politics. He is a regular contributor to Russia Direct, the Russian International Affairs Council, and has often served as an analyst on Russian relations with Ukraine for BBC World News. He has also served as an analyst on Russian relations with the United States for Voice of Russia Radio. He is also a Senior Analyst with Wikistrat.