About PSAN, the Editor / Credits

About PSAN

Post-soviet armies newsletter is an electronic newsletter devoted to armed forces and power ministries in post-Soviet countries that was first launched in 1999. The newsletter comprises a database which tends to assemble the maximum of references of works, books and journal articles on post-Soviet militaries and power institutions. The editorial part of the newsletter comprises a semesterly analysis (“Insight”) written by a specialist, the editor’s note and a publishing house publishing original books, reports, doctorate thesis, monographies, chapters relevant to all areas of studies covered by PSAN

About the Editor

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Doctor in Sociology, independant scholar, is Chief Editor of the electronic publication of social sciences The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (http://www.pipss.revues.org) and editor of Post-Soviet Armies Newsletter (http://www.psan.hypotheses.org/), an Internet publication dedicated to the study of post-Soviet power institutions.

In partnership with A. Toumarkine she wrote Géopolitique de la Mer Noire, Paris, Karthala, 2000. In 2006, in partnership with Françoise Daucé, she co-edited Dedovshchina in the Post-Soviet Military: Hazing of Russian Army Conscripts in a Comparative Perspective, Stuttgart, Ibidem-Verlag. In 2008, with Anne Le Huérou, she co-edited and co-authored Culture militaire et patriotisme dans la Russie d’aujourd’hui, Paris, Karthala. She is also the co-editor with A. Merlin, A. Le Huérou & A. Regamay of Chechnya at War and Beyond, Routledge, pp.272, 2014, Routledge Contemporary Russia and Eastern Europe Series.





She is also the author of several articles on the Russian military. Among them:

  • « L’armée russe : stratégies de survie et modalités d’action individuelle et collective en situation de ‘chaos’ », Cultures & Conflits, n°24-25, 1997, pp. 99-133, http://conflits.revues.org/index2170.html.
  • « Les femmes dans l’armée russe : une intégration à reculons » [Woman in the Russian army. An hesitant Integration], Le Courrier des Pays de l’Est, April 2002 ;
  • « Coopération militaire en mer Noire. Un phénomène récent : la coopération Turquie – ex-pays de l’URSS » [Military Cooperation in the Black Sea. A New Phenomenon : the Cooperation Between Turkey and the Republics of the CIS], Regards sur l’Est, April 2003;
  • « Political and Military Implications of the Integration of Cossacks in the Russian Armed Forces », in Social Change and the Armed Forces in Russia, Steve Webber & Jennifer Mathers Ed., London, Manchester University Press, 2005.
  • « From controlling military information to controlling society: the political interests involved in the transformation of the military media under Putin », Small Wars and Insurgencies, n° 20-2, July 2009.
  • « The Inextricable Ties Between Society and The Army in Post-Soviet Russia: The Resurgence of Shefstvo Under Boris Yeltsin and Vladimir Putin », The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, issue 8, 2008, http://www.pipss.org/index1813.html.
  • In collaboration with A. Le Huérou, « Un ‘syndrome tchétchène’? Les Vétérans russes de la guerre de Tchétchénie, acteurs et vecteurs d’une transposition de la violence de guerre », In L’adieu aux armes ? Parcours d’anciens combattants, Nathalie Duclos (dir), Paris: Collection Recherches Internationales, Karthala, 2010, pp. 41-81.
  • « Russian military patriotic education: a control tool against the arbitrariness of veterans », Nationalities Papers, vol. 38, n° 1, January 2010, pp. 73 – 85.
  • « Regulating ethnic and religious minorities in the post-Soviet army: The case of Muslims », Les Etudes du CERI, n° 164, April 2010.
  • Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, “L’Etat russe post-soviétique face à la souffrance psychique de guerre. Conception et héritage”, Revue d’Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, CNRS, 2012, 43 (4), pp.5-33.
  • Anne Le Huérou, Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski “A ‘Chechen Syndrom’ ? Russian Veterans of the Chechen War and the Transposition of War Violence to Society”, in Nathalie Duclos. War Veterans in Postwar Situations: Chechnya, Serbia, Turkey, Peru, and Côte d’Ivoire, Palgrave Macmillian, pp.25-51, 2012.

She is currently a Research Associate at CERCEC Centre des mondes russes, caucasien et centre-européen (UMR EHESS-CNRS 8083), Paris. She is a member of the editorial board of the journal Small Wars and Insurgencies.

She is the administrator of the blog “Understanding violence in Russia” (http://russiaviolence.hypotheses.org/) which aims at making available to researchers and to the public a corpus of articles and references on violence in Russia.

Contact the editor: contact@pipss.org or elisabeth.kozlowski@ehess.fr


– Editor: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

– Photo Credit (unless otherwise specified): Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

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