Adjunct Research Professor
|Degrees:||Ph.D (University of Ottawa) 2013|
- Processes and Trajectories of Violent Militantism in Eurasia
- Field Research and Political Ethnography in Conflict Studies
Areas of Current Teaching
- EURR 4209/PSCI 4504: Politics of the Caucasus and Caspian Basin
- Conflict and Terrorism in the North Caucasus
- Central and Eastern European Politics
- Terrorism and Radicalization
- Conflicts, Resources, and Environment
- Introduction to Conflict Studies
“Retaliation in Dagestan: The Missing Link in the Mobilization Scheme” Terrorism & Political Violence. 29, no.4, 2017, pp.573-592. Published online March 17th, 2015, (With Emil Souleimanov)
“Caucasian Foreign Fighters in Syria and Iraq: Understanding the Threat of Returnees in the North Caucasus” Caucasus Survey 4, No.3, (October 2016), pp.218-238.
“Introduction: researching networked insurgencies and foreign fighters in Eurasia” (Forthcoming) Caucasus Survey (With Laurence Broers) 4, No.3, (October 2016), pp.187-193.
“Defected and Loyal? A Case Study of Chechnya’s COIN Anti-Defection Policy” Terrorism & Political Violence. Published online (Forthcoming) (With Emil Souleimanov and Husein Aliyev) Available online at http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09546553.2016.1194270
“A Failed Counterinsurgency or a Model of Normalization? Making Sense of Chechenisation” Europe-Asia Studies, 68, no.8, 2016, pp.1287-1314. (With Emil Souleimanov)
“A Critical Assessment of the Scholarship on Violent Conflicts in the North Caucasus during the Post-Soviet Period” Caucasus Survey 3, No.1, (April 2015), pp.1-24.
“Conflict diffusion in internal wars: A reassessment of the spillover of the second Chechen conflict into Dagestan and Ingushetia” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism Volume 37 No. 2 (February 2014), 115-134. (With Aurélie Campana)
“Making Sense of Violence in Civil War: Challenging Academic Narratives through Political Ethnography” Critical Studies on Security, Volume 1 No.2, (September 2013), pp.159-173.
“Conflict diffusion in internal wars: A reassessment of the spillover of the second Chechen conflict into Dagestan and Ingushetia” Studies in Conflict & Terrorism Volume 37 No. 2 (February 2014), p.115-134.(With Aurélie Campana)
“Making Sense of Violence in Civil War: Challenging Academic Narratives through Political Ethnography” Critical Studies on Security, Volume 1 No.2, 2013, pp.159-173.
Book chapters (Peer-Reviewed)
Networked Insurgencies and Foreign Fighters in Eurasia (Edited volume with Laurence Broers), Routledge, London, 2017.
“The North Caucasus Insurgency: Understanding the Chechen Rebels in the Context of the Caucasus Emirate” in Anne Le Huérou, Aude Merlin, Amandine Regamey & Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (eds). Chechnya at War and Beyond, Routledge. 2014.
“How Participant Observation Contributes to the Study of (In)security Practices in Conflict Zones” in Mark Salter & Can Mtulu (eds.), Research Methods in Critical Security Studies: An Introduction, Routledge, 2012 (PRIO New Security Studies series).\
Academic Publications & Reports (Non-refereed)
“The Myth of the Black Widow” Open Democracy, 13 February 2013. Available at: http://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia/jean-francois-ratelle/myth-of-black-widow
“A New Anti-Terrorist Law in Russia: Feeding the Insurgency through Corruption and Police Abuses” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Matters Military, 26 November 2013. Available at:: http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/11/26/a-new-anti-terrorist-law-in-russia-feeding-the-insurgency-through-corruption-and-police-abuses-by-jean-francois-ratelle/
“The Insurgency in the North Caucasus: Putting Religious Claims into Context” Russian Analytical Digest, no. 131, 2013.
“A case-study of Kabardino-Balkaria Insurgency: a Comparative Analysis of Ideological Trends in the North Caucasus”, PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo No.156, Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia, (March 2011) (With Sufian Zhemukhov)
Newsletters & Articles (Non-refereed)
“Le bourbier nord-caucasien : la Russie à court de solutions” Grand Dossier de Diplomatie No. 21. Juin/Juillet 2014.
“The Sochi Olympics: Understanding Terroristic Threats Emanating From the Caucasus Emirate” Huffington Post, 13 January 2014, available at : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanfrancois-ratelle/the-sochi-olympics-terror-threat_b_4585514.html
“Contextualizing Religious Profiling in Dagestan: Tsarnaev and the Kotrova Mosque” Huffington Post, 28 April 2013, available at : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanfrancois-ratelle/dagestan-tsarnaev_b_3174171.html
“Tamerlan Tsarnaev in Dagestan and Chechnya: Why and How?, Huffington Post 25 April 2013, available at : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanfrancois-ratelle/tamerlan-tsarnaev-in-dage_b_3154515.html