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Anya Schmemann
Anya Schmemann is Assistant Dean of Communications and Administration at American University's School of International Service. Previously, she was Director of the Task Force Program and Director of Communications and Marketing at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Entries by Anya Schmemann

Dark Memories of Sunny South Africa

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 11:12 AM

My brother and I woke up on Christmas morning 1977, ages five and six, wide eyed and astonished. We had just arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa from snowy New York City. It was suddenly the middle of summer, the garden was lush and green, and there was a sparkling pool...

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What Boston Bombers' Chechen Ties May Mean for U.S.-Russia Relations

(120) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 4:41 PM

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The two Boston Marathon bombing suspects have reportedly been identified as Chechen brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. While their link to Chechnya remains unclear--the brothers lived in Kyrgyzstan and Dagestan and have been residents in the United States for some...

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