Henry E. Hale is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University (GW) and co-director of the Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia (PONARS Eurasia). His research focuses on theories of ethnic politics, political regimes and regime change, and the domestic politics of post-Soviet countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Moldova, and Belarus. His most recent book is Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge, 2015). His previous work has won two awards from the American Political Science Association (APSA), and he is Vice President (elected) of the APSA Organized Section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. During 2009-12, he served as director of Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, and he is currently editorial board chair of Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization.