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William McHenry

William McHenry is an Eastern Europe & Eurasia Fellow at Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). He is the Program Associate for The Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia). His work at PONARS Eurasia focuses on connecting scholarship to policy on and in Russia and Eurasia by fostering a community of rising scholars committed to developing policy-relevant and collaborative research. He received his Masters in International Affairs from the American University, School of International Service with a focus on Eurasia, and he holds a B.A. from Linfield College in Political Science.

Geopolitical Cultural Wars: Why the Crisis in the Orthodox Church Should Worry US Policymakers

A fresco from St Basil's Cathedral, Moscow. Olga Pavlovsky, Flickr, modified, cchttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The recent breach between the Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches is reflective of a growing nationalist trend in Ukrainian politics, and US policymakers should take note.

Neglected Backwater: Russia’s Growing Influence in the Balkans

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Russia will keep making inroads in the Balkans so long as Brussels and Washington ignore the region.

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