Gregory Gleason

Professor Emeritus





Selected publications:  (policy briefs)


Russia Seeks to Build Alternative Internet.”  Eurasia Daily Monitor Vol. 14 Issue: 162. (December 13, 2017).

What if Blockchain Cannot be Blocked?  Cryptocurrencies and International Security” Diplomatic Courier (October 24, 2017) 

FSB Seeks to Forge ‘Digital Sovereignty’ in Russia’s Financial Sector.”    Eurasia Daily Monitor (September 11, 2017)

Uzbekistan: Evaluating the Chances for a Convertible Currency.” Eurasianet (Aug 4, 2017)

Currency Wars along the Silk Road.”  The Diplomat (July 27, 2017)

Foreign Fighters and Regional Security in Central Asia,” with Roger Kangas.  Security Insights, No. 17.  (March 2017)

Саммит ШОС и перспективы” [SCO Summit and Prospects], Деловой Казахстан  (June 2, 2017), p.3.

Wise Goal.”  Kazakhstanskaya Pravda, April 20, 2016, page 4.

Central Asia, the AIIB and the Advent of 5G Communication,” with Kairat Bekov.  Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (April 1st, 2016). 

Four Points of the Compass—Kazakhstan’s Energy Future,” with Ruta Buneviciute.  Astana Times  (March 5, 2014). 

 Transnational Border Threats in Central Asia: Theory and Practice.”   Border Challenges Today, OSCE Border Staff Management College (2014).

A Bridge to Central Asia:  Turkey Plays a Vital Role in Trade and Transport Between Asia and Europe.”  With Oktay Tanrisever.”  Per Concordiam, Vol 4, No. 3 (2013): 11-14.

Social Movements and Electromagnetic Cyberspace”.  International Research: Society, Politics and Economics.  No. 6 (10) 2012: 43-50.    [Journal of the Kazakh-Russian University, Astana, Kazakhstan].

Isotopic Separation Remote Advertency.”  Proceedings of the Novouralsk Technical Institute (NTI) International Conference “Automation and Progressive Technologies in Nuclear Industry”.   Novouralsk Technical Institute, Novouralsk, October 15-19, 2012.   Pp: 85-89. 

Legitimate Levers of Nuclear Non-proliferation: Systemic Vulnerabilities of 3rd Generation Isotopic Enrichment Technology.”  Co-authored with Svetlana Kozhirova.   Man, Energy, Atom:  Journal of the Kazakhstan Nuclear Research Institute in cooperation with Rosatom.(ChelovekEnergiia, Atom) No 4 (18) 2012: 11-16. [Russian language publication] 

Re-energizing the Baltic: Lithuania and its neighbors explore energy independence through nuclear power.”   per Concordiam, Vol 3, No. 4 (2012): 26-29.

Securing the Neighborhood.”   (RU) With Timothy A. Krambs.  per Concordiam, Vol 3, No. 1 (2012): 36-41. 

“Afghanistan’s Neighbors and Post-Conflict Stabilization.”  With Timothy A. Krambs.  Security Insights No.5  (May 5, 2012). 

Containing Nuclear Weapons:  Nuclear Free Zones are an Important Nonproliferation Tool.”   per Concordiam Vol. 2, No. 1 (2011): 28-33. 

Kazatomprom Looks East.”  Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst  (December 14, 2011).

Transit Agreements, Security Cooperation and Afghanistan Stabilization.” OSCE Academy Security Policy Brief, (March 2011).

 “New International Nuclear-Fuel Bank Likely To Find Few Customers.”  RFERL Commentary (January 13, 2011). 

“Kazakhstan’s Uranium Industry and Nuclear Nonproliferation.”  Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst  (January 19, 2011).

The Nuclear Fuel Bank and Iran.”  Journal of Energy Security Vol. 2, No. 2 (March 2011)

Kyrgyzstan's Multivector Foreign Policy Unravels.”  Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Commentary (February 11, 2009). 

Uzbekistan Charts a New “Uzbek Path”  Security Insights  No. 3 (November 2008).

Behind Uzbekistan’s EAEC Suspension:  the 6+3 Initiative.” Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 22.  (November 26, 2008): 6-9. 

Uzbekistan: Evaluating Tashkent’s Reason for Leaving the Eurasian Economic Community.” Eurasianet, Central Eurasia Project of the Open Society Institute (November 25, 2008).  

Uzbekistan Charts a New “Uzbek Path.”  Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 5 Issue: 224 (November 21, 2008)

The Russo-Georgian War and Great Power Politics.”  Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 10.  (17 September 2008): 6-9. 


Selected publications:  (scholarly articles)


“Integration: Zeitgeist of our Time.”  Kazakhstan in Global Processes, No. 1, 2014, pp. 29-45.

“Implications of Iran’s Uranium Enrichment Program for Regional Security.”   Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 14, 3 (September 2012): 317-330.

Multipolarism, American Exceptionalism and Re-reading History.”  Published in the Russian language as “Многополярность, Американская Исключительность и Переосмысление Истории” in the journal Мировая экономика и международные отношения by the Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO) of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  (December 2011): 110-120.

“Afghanistan Reconstruction in Regional Perspective.” Gregory Gleason, Reuel R. Hanks ,YuryBosin   Central Asian Survey  28, 3 (2009): 275 – 287. 

Political Dimensions of the Northern Afghanistan Resupply Routes.”  Connections 8,4 (2009): 39-62.

Realism and the Small State: Evidence from Kyrgyzstan.” Gregory Gleason, Asel Kerimbekova, Svetlana Kozhirova. International Politics 45,1 (2008): 40-51.

“Cultural Determinism versus Administrative Logic: Asian Values and Administrative Reform in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.”  Gregory Gleason, Bruce J. Perlman)  International Journal of Public Administration 30, 12 (October 2007): 1327 – 1342.

The Uzbek Expulsion of U.S. Forces and Realignment in Central Asia.”  Problems of Post-Communism.  53, 2 (2006): 49-60.

“Comparative Perspectives on Third Generation Reform: Realignment and Misalignment in Central Asian Reform Programs.”  Gregory Gleason, Bruce Perlman. International Public Management Review  6,1 (2005): 100-116.

Collective Security and Non-State Actors in Eurasia.” Gregory Gleason, Marat Shaikhutdinov.  International Studies Perspectives 6, 2 (2005): 274–284.

“Russia and the Reintegration of the Eurasian Electric Grid.”  Problems of Post-Communism  50, 2 (2003):  42-52.


Selected publications (chapters in edited volumes)


Перспективы и угрозы ядерных технологий: как новая технология разделения изотопов повлияет на безопасность.”  . [Opportunities and Threats of Nuclear Technology:  Security Implications of New Isotopic Separation Technology]  Казахстан и политика ядерного нераспространения (Institute of World Economics and Politics--Институт мировой экономики и политики, Алматы, 2016): 34-42.

“Globalization and Regional Security Cooperation Organizations.  Pp. 8-19 in 20 лет сотрудничества в рамках Программы "Партнерство ради мира": Уроки и возможности дальнейшего развития потенциала для сотрудничества.  (Алматы:  Казахский национальный университет имени аль-Фараби, 2015)   [20 Years of Cooperation in the framework of the Program “Partnership for Peace”:  Lessons and Possibilities of Further Development of the Potential for Cooperation.  (Almaty, Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi, 2015)]. 

“Energy Security in Southeast Europe.”  With Lidija Cehulic, Alexey V. KuznetsovMitatCelikpala.  In Shaping South East Europe's Security Community for the Twenty-First Century: Trust, Partnership, Integration, editors, Sharyl Cross, Savo Kentera,  Radovan Vukadinovic, and R. Craig Nation (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 114-133. 

“Tajik-China Border Normalization.” In Bruce A. Ellman, Stephen Kotkin, and Clive Schofield, editors, Beijing’s Power and China’s Borders. (M.E. Sharpe Press, 2013), pp. 283-294..

“China, Russia, and Central Asia: Triangular Energy Politics.” China’s Energy Relations, Carrie Liu Currier and Manochehr Dorraj, editors,   (New York: Continuum, 2011), pp. 83-100.



Gregory Gleason graduated from the University of California, Davis (1984), was a research fellow at the Wilson Center (1984-1985), taught international affairs at the State University of New York at New Paltz (1985-1986), at the University of Miami (1986-1988) and at the University of New Mexico (1988-2007).  Gregory Gleason served as a professor of security studies at the George C. Marshall European Center—a Partnership between the U.S. Department of Defense and the German Ministry of Defense located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.