Constantine Pleshakov has published six books on geopolitics, war, and revolution, translated into twelve languages. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Amherst College. Pleshakov's most recent book is "The Crimean Nexus: Putin's War and the Clash of Civilizations" (Yale University Press, 2017). He has taught courses in Critical Social Thought, History, International Relations, Political Science, and Russian and Eurasian Studies. Before emigrating to the United States, Pleshakov worked for a foreign policy think-tank in Moscow.