Artemy M. Kalinovsky is Senior Lecturer  (Universitair Docent - 1) of East European Studies at the Univeristy of Amsterdam, where he teaches BA and MA level courses on Russian, Central Asian, and Cold War history. His latest book, Laboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistanfocused on the politics and practices of development in Soviet Central Asia and places the Soviet experiment in a global context. Artemy is also the author of A Long Goodbye: The Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Harvard University Press, 2011), and co-editor with Sergey Radchenko, of The End of the Cold War and the Third World (Routledge: 2011), as well as the Routledge Handbook of Cold War Studies with Craig Daigle (2014). More recently, he co-edited, with Michael Kemper, Reassessing Orientalism: Interlocking Orientologies in the Cold War Era (2015) and Reconsidering Stagnation: Ideology and Exchange in the Brezhnev Era (Lexington, 2016), with Dina Fainberg. His writing has also been published in Foreign Policy, National Journal, Foreign Affairs, and the Washington Post. Artemy has a PhD and an MA from the LSE in International History and a BA from the George Washington University.