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Richard Arnold is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Muskingum University.  He graduated with a doctorate in Political Science from The Ohio State University in August 2009.  He teaches courses on Introduction to Comparative Politics, Introduction to International Relations, the Politics of Western Europe, Ethnic Confliict and Nationalism, Post-Soviet Politics, Russian Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics and Literature, and International Law and Organizations.  He also oversees the Muskingum University Model United Nations program.

Richard was a guest editor on a special edition of Problems of Post-Communism on the Sochi Winter Olympics in 2014, which is due out in January/February 2014. He wrote the extended introduction with Andrew Foxall from the University of Oxford. Richard has also given presentations on the Sochi Winter Olympics to the U.S. State Department and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Richard wrote his dissertation on ethnic violence in the Russian Federation, focusing particularly on Russia's burgeoning skinhead movement.  He has a forthcoming article in Post-Soviet Affairs and has published articles in Nationalities Papers, Problems of Post-Communism, the Journal for the Study of Radicalism, and numerous book chapters. He contributed a chapter on Alexei Navalny to Routledge's 2013 Europa series.  Richard is also a regular contributor to the Jamestown Foundation's Eurasian Daily Monitor and the NGOs "Rights in Russia" and the "Center for Global Interests."

He is working on a book manuscript entitled "From Grafitti to Genocide: Forms of Violence Compared" which analyzes neo-Nazi violence, Cossack violence against Meskhetian Turks, and ethnic Russian race riots in the Russian Federation. The book manuscript is projected to be finished in 2015.

Now an American citizen, Richard was born in the United Kingdom and went to the University of York as a undergraduate.   He enjoys hiking and bicycling.