Lasha Tchantouridzé, PhD Professor of Diplomacy and International Affairs, Norwich University – the Military College of Vermont, USA. He is the founding director of the graduate program in international relations, and the director of the diplomacy program. His research interests include relationship between diplomacy and force in international affairs. His current research projects focus on post-Soviet conflicts, and small wars in Russian foreign policy. He is a co-editor of The Post-Soviet Conflicts: A Thirty Years’ Crisis, Ali Askerov, Stefan Brooks, and Lasha Tchantouridze, eds. Lanham, MD: Lexington, 2020.