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Katya Drozdova


Ekaterina (Katya) Drozdova was a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from September 2007 to August 2009. She is a participant in Hoover's Soviet Archives Workshop and Hoover's Empirical Studies of Conflict (ESOC) project. Drozdova is also an assistant professor of political science at Seattle Pacific University, beginning in September 2010, and a principal investigator for the ESOC program Mining Afghan Lessons from Soviet Era, which is based on information and documents from Hoover’s Soviet Archives. Her recent research and publications focus on problems of U.S. national and international security and counter-terrorism strategies, with an emphasis on asymmetric low-tech threats in the high-tech age as well as on organizations' use of their human and technological networks to survive in hostile or otherwise challenging conditions. Professor Drozdova earned a BA in international relations and an MA in international policy studies from Stanford University and a PhD in information systems from New York University's (NYU) Stern School of Business, Department of Information, Operations and Management Sciences. She has previously held research appointments at NYU's Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy and Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, among others.

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Solving the Afghanistan Puzzle

by Katya Drozdovavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A new research project follows the paper trail of Soviet involvement in
Afghanistan—and suggests a great deal about our own involvement
there today.

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Intelligence Design

by Katya Drozdovavia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Terrorists are getting very good at covering their tracks. Their pursuers must become even better at uncovering them. By Katya Drozdova.

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Dark Memories

by Katya Drozdovavia Hoover Digest
Tuesday, June 19, 2007

A brief history of Soviet torturers and assassins, some of whom had second thoughts. By Katya Drozdova.

Security and Liberty

by Katya Drozdova, Michael Samoilovvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, January 30, 2002

How to protect the nation against terrorism without sacrificing our liberty. By Ekaterina Drozdova and Michael Samoilov.