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- U.S. Policy toward Central Asia, including Afghanistan
- Central Asian Politics and Society.

- State-Building in the Caucasus and Central Asia.

- Politics and Society of Afghanistan.
- Oil and Gas Development in the Caspian Sea.
- Islam and Radical Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus.



S. Frederick Starr


S. Frederick Starr is the founding chairman of the Central Asia -Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program, a joint transatlantic research and policy center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS in Washington (where Starr is Research Professor) and the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm. His research on the countries of Greater Central Asia, their history, development, internal dynamics, as well as on US policy towards the region has resulted in twenty-two books and 200 published articles. He has also written extensively on Russian history and current affairs.  His most recent book, The Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia, involved some dozen scholars in four countries.

Starr is a frequent commentator on the affairs of the region, and the author of numerous articles in journals including Foreign Affairs, The National Review, Far East Economic Review, and op-eds in various leading American and international newspapers including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times.

During the past decade he has returned repeatedly to the challenge of reopening continental-wide transport passing through Central Asia and Afghanistan, which he sees as a key to success in Afghanistan itself. This issue was the subject of a series of articles between 2000 and 2008 and of a book, The New Silk Roads, published in 2007.  For writings that have had a direct impact on policy see The Key to Success in Afghanistan [with A. Kuchins et al] and Afghanistan Beyond the Fog of Nation Building: Giving Economic Strategy a Chance. His current research is on the history of the region between the 8th and 11th centuries when, he argues, Central Asia was the center of the world. An essay on this theme, “Rediscovering Central Asia” (Wilson Quarterly, summer 2009) was included in Christopher Hitchen’s “Ten Best Essays of the Year” and won New York Times columnist David Brooks’ “Sidney Award” for 2009.

Starr was the founding Chairman of the Kennan Institute in Washington, and served as Vice President of Tulane University and President of the Aspen Institute and of Oberlin College (1983-94).  He was closely involved in planning the University of Central Asia and the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy and is a trustee of the Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan.  He earned his PhD in History at Princeton, MA at King’s College, Cambridge, and his BA at Yale, and holds four honorary degrees. He has written for most of the major newspapers and international affairs journals. Starr is also a founding member of the Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble of New Orleans and founded the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the single largest non-governmental sponsor of post-Katrina recovery in that city. He has written four books on New Orleans, including New Orleans Unmasqued, Southern Comfort, and Inventing New Orleans: The Writings of Lafcadio Hearn.




Books and Monographs

S. Frederick Starr, ed., Ferghana Valley: Heart of Central Asia.

S. Frederick Starr, Afghanistan Beyond the Fog of Nation-Building: Giving Economic Strategy a Chance, Silk Road Paper, January 2011.

S. Frederick Starr, Andrew Kuchins et. al., The Key to Success in Afghanistan: A Modern Silk Road Strategy, Silk Road Paper, May 2010.

Svante E. Cornell and S. Frederick Starr, eds.,
The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia, New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2009.

S. Frederick Starr et.al., Finland's Development Cooperation in Central Asia and South Caucasus, Evaluation Report 2009:1, Helsinki: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

S. Frederick Starr, In Defense of Greater Central Asia, CACI & SRSP Policy Paper, September 2008.

Zeyno Baran, S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, Islamic Radicalism in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Implications for the EU, CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper, July 2006.

Svante E. Cornell & S. Frederick Starr, The Caucasus: A Challenge for Europe, Uppsala & Washington: CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper, June 2006.

S. Frederick Starr, Clans, Authoritarian Rulers and Parliaments in Central Asia, Uppsala & Washington: CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper, June 2006.

John Daly, Kurt Meppen, Vladimir Socor, and Frederick Starr, Anatomy of a Crisis: U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations, 2001-2005, February 2006.

S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell, Eds, The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: Oil Window to the West, Washington and Uppsala: CACI & SRSP, 2005.

S. Frederick Starr, A 'Greater Central Asia Partnership' for Afghanistan and Its `Neighbors , Silk Road Paper, March 2005.

S. Frederick Starr, ed., Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland, M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, NY, 2004.

S. Frederick Starr and Graham S. Fuller, The Xinjiang Problem, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, 2003.

Charles Fairbanks, C. Richard Nelson,S. Frederick Starr, and Kenneth Weisbrode, Strategic Assessment of Central Eurasia, The Atlantic Council and Central Asia-Caucaus Institute, SAIS, 2001.

S. Frederick Starr, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, University of Illinois Press, 2000. Originally published in 1995 under title Bamboula! The Life and Times of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Oxford University Press.

S. Frederick Starr, ed., Inventing New Orleans: Writings of Lafcadio Hearn, University Press of Missisippi, 2001.

S. Frederick Starr, ed., Legacy of History in Russia and the New States of Eurasia, M. E. Sharpe, 1994.

S. Frederick Starr, "Report of the Commission on the Establishment of an New Institution of Higher Education at Khorog, Tajikistan, established by President Rakhmonov of Tajikistan and His Highness the Aga Khan," (Russian and English editions), Karachi, 1999.

S. Frederick Starr, Southern Comfort: The Garden District of New Orleans , 1800-1900, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989.

S. Frederick Starr, Red and Hot: The Fate of Jazz in the Soviet Union, Oxford University Press, 1983. German edition: Red and Hot: Jazz in Russland: 1917-1990, Robert Azderball Hannibal-Verlag, 1990.

S. Frederick Starr, D. F. Trask, M.O. Gustafson, etc., eds, The United States and Russia: The Beginning of Relations, 1765-1815, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1980. Russian edition: Soedinennye Shtaty i Rossiia: ustanovlenie otnoshenii, 1765-1815, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, 1980.

S. Frederick Starr, Melnikov: Solo Architect in a Mass Society, Princeton University Press, 1978; 2nd ed., 1981.

S. Frederick Starr, August von Haxthausen, Studies on the Russian Interior, translation edited by S.F.S. with biography of author by S.F.S., from Studien uber die inneren Zustande.Russlands, 3 vols., Hannover and Berlin, 1972; Italian edition: Viaggio nell' interno della Russia, Milan, 1977. Nominated for National Book Award.

S. Frederick Starr, Cyril Black et al., The Modernization of Japan and Russia, a Comparative Study, The Free Press (Macmillan), New York, 1975.

S. Frederick Starr, Decentralization and Self-Government in Russia, 1830-1870, Princeton University Press, 1972.


S. Frederick Starr, "Tsarist Government: the Imperial Dimension", Soviet Nationality Policies and Practices, Jeremy R. Azrael, ed., Praeger Publishers, 1978, pp. 3-38.

S. Frederick Starr, "Art and Society in Revolutionary Russia " (review of five works), Problems of Communism, vol. 27, no. 6, November-December 1978, pp. 70-73.

S. Frederick Starr, "Hardliners and Softliners: More Heat Than Light? Themes and sub-themes in the SALT II Debate," Papers on International Issues, no. 2, August 1979, The Southern Center for International Studies, Atlanta, Georgia.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Social Character of Stalinist Architecture," Architecture Association Quarterly, vol. 2, no. 2, 1979, pp. 49-55.

S. Frederick Starr, "Le Corbusier and the USSR: New Documentation", Cahiers du Monde Russe et Sovietque, vol. 21, no. 2, April-June 1980, pp. 209-21; also published under title "Le Corbusier and the U.S.S.R.: New Documentation", Oppositions - A Journal for Ideas and Criticism in Architecture (Institute for Architecture and Urban Affairs, MIT), vol. 23, Winter 1981, pp. 123-137.

S. Frederick Starr, "Negotiating on Arms: It's No One-Way Street and Getting There is Half the Fun," The New York Times, August 16, 1981.

S. Frederick Starr, "Human Rights and the Carter Administration," Tulane Law Review, vol. 56, no. 1, December 1981, pp. 132-47.

S. Frederick Starr, "A Jazz Bridge ot the Soviet Union," New Orleans Magazine, April 1983, pp. 52-55.

S. Frederick Starr, "Soviet Jazz: The Third Wave," Russian Jazz New Identity, Leo Feigin, ed., Quartet Books Limited, London, 1985, pp. 3-10.

S. Frederick Starr, "Why Americans Should Study the USSR - And How," delivered at the inauguration of The Center for Soviet and East European Studies, April 24, 1985, published by University of Pennsylvania, 1985.

S. Frederick Starr, "Taking a Fresh Look at a Changing USSR," Newsday, Ideas Section, July 7, 1985, p.1.

S. Frederick Starr, "Gorbachev's Risky Domestic Reforms," The New York Times, Editorial Page, September 19,1985.

S. Frederick Starr, "We Can't Talk to the Russians, Exchanging Students is Fine, but Who Speaks Their Language?" Washington Post, January 5, 1986, p. D5; also published under title " Learning an adversary's language, The Providence Journal, and The Evening Bulletin (Providence, RI) January 9, 1986; under title "A lesson in communicating", The Knickerbocker News (Albany, NY), January 9, 1986; under title "Language barrier impedes cultural exchange", News (Harrisburg, PA), January 10, 1986; under title "Americans should study Russian", Monitor (Concord, NH), January 10, 1986; under title "Learning the language is key to U.S.-Soviet exchange", Time, (Greenwich, CT), January 13. 1986; under title "Lesson of Sputnik lost in American Schools", Recorder, (Amsterdam, NY), January 14, 1986; under title " "U.S. Ignorance of Russian May Doom Youth-Exchange Idea", Salt Lake Tribune, January 17, 1986 and various other city papers in the U.S.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Changing Nature of Change in the USSR," Gorbachev's Russia, Seweryn Bailer and Michael Mandelbaum, eds., Westview Press, Boulder, CO, 1988, pp. 3-35.

S. Frederick Starr, "Changes in Soviet Society" (testimony before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, March 17, 1988); printed in United States-Soviet Relations: 1988, US Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1988, pp. 212-27.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Soviet Union: A Civil Society," Foreign Policy, no. 70, Spring 1988, pp. 26-41; excerpts also published in Surviving Together: A Journal of Soviet-American Relations, Spring, 1988, pp. 11-13.

S. Frederick Starr, "Gorbachev's Two Constraints: Labor and National Minorities", Testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East, March 17, 1988.

S. Frederick Starr, "Kak my izuckaem sovetskii soiuz," Literaturnaia gazeta, no. 49, December 7, 1988, p. 15.

S. Frederick Starr, "Reform in Russia: A Peculiar Pattern," The Wilson Quarterly, vol. 13, no. 2, Spring 1989, pp. 37-50; reprinted in Annual Editions, Western Civilization, Volume II, William Hughes, ed., Dushkin Publishing Group, Guilford, CT, 1991, pp. 183-92.

S. Frederick Starr, "Civil Society and the Impediments of Reform," Toward a More Civil Society? The USSR Under Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev, William Green Miller, ed., Ballinger Publishing Company, 1989, pp. 304-09.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Gorbachev Era in Perspective: The End of Ideology?", testimony before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, April 12, 1989.

S. Frederick Starr, "Volatile Soviet Situation Needs No 'Help' From Outsiders," Los Angeles Times, April 30, 1989, part 5, p. 5.

S. Frederick Starr, "Russia's Democratic Roots: A Usable Past," New Republic, vol. 200, no. 20, May 15, 1989, pp. 24-27; reprinted in Russian American Review, Winter/ Spring 1990, pp. 6-10; also published under the title " The flowering of Russia's liberal tradition", The Ottawa Citizen, May 20, 1989, p B3; also published under the title "Russlands liberale Wurzeln, Die Zeit, no. 6, February 2, 1990

S. Frederick Starr, "Party Animals: can Gorbachev continue to control the U.S.S.R.'s increasingly unruly political menagerie?" The New Republic, vol. 200, no. 26, June 26, 1989, pp. 18-21.

S. Frederick Starr, "Soviets Face Up to an Inglorious War," Los Angeles Times, August 7, 1989, part II, p. 5; also printed as "Soviets Reminded of Grim War with Finland," The Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 8, 1989, p. B7; also printed as ?, Washington Post, July? 1989.

S. Frederick Starr, "Pooped Party: A leaked transcript of a conference at Moscow's Higher Part School shows a major ideological slippage", The New Republic, December 4, 1989.

S. Frederick Starr, "Gorbachev's Slipping Grip," The Wall Street Journal, December 19, 1989.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Road to Reform," Chronicle of a Revolution: A Western-Soviet Inquiry into Perestroika, Abraham Brumberg, ed., Pantheon Books, New York, 1990, pp.17-29.

S. Frederick Starr, "Soviet Union: A Civil Society," Comparative Politics: Notes and Readings (7th edition), Roy C. Macridis and Bernard E. Brown, eds., Brooks/Cole Publishing Company, 1990, p. 193.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Disintegration of the Soviet State," The Wall Street Journal, February 6, 1990.

S. Frederick Starr, "Soviet Nationalities in Crisis," Journal of Soviet Nationalities, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring 1990, p. 76-90.

S. Frederick Starr, "Gorbachev's Choice: Empire or Market," The Wall Street Journal, November 16, 1990, p. A-14.

S. Frederick Starr, "A Usable Past", The Soviet System in Crisis: a Reader of Western and Soviet Views, Alexander Dallin and Gail W. Lapidus, eds., Westview Press, 1991, pp. 11-15.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Third Sector in the Second World," World Development, vol. 19, no. 1, January 1991, pp. 65-71.

S. Frederick Starr, "Will the Soviet Union split apart? At this moment nobody knows." Testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; Subcommittee on European Affairs, March 6, 1991.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Novoe Ogarevo Agreement of April 23, 1991, and its Implications", Testimony before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, May 16. 1991.

S. Frederick Starr, "Moscow must face unfinished business: The USA should get in step with the yearnings of those who foiled the coup", USA Today, August 26, 1991.

S. Frederick Starr, "The USSR: A New Psychology," (keynote address) Selected Papers Delivered at the NEH Symposium in Russian Language and Culture, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Center for Russian Language and Culture (CORLAC), Friends School of Baltimore, 1991, pp. 1-8.

S. Frederick Starr, "Year One of Capitalism in Russia," Hudson Briefing Paper, no. 150, March 1993, Hudson Institute, Indianapolis; also in K.C. Jones: The Newspaper of Politics & Polemics, no. 52, February, 1993, p. 10; reprinted with title "Russia's Dirty Little Secret: Despite Yeltsin's Political Crisis, There is Room for Hope " in The International Economy, March-April 1993, pp.55-58; We/My (Moscow, Russia), February 21, 1993, p. 5; and by the Center for Post -Soviet Studies, Washington, DC.(no copies for highlighted stuff)

S. Frederick Starr, "Rutskoi: Moscow's Man in the Wings," Baltimore Sun, March 28, 1993, p. 1C, 4C; also in K.C. Jones: The Newspaper of Politics & Polemics, no. 55, May, 1993, p. 14.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Influence of History on the Foreign Policies of the Post-Soviet States", The Legacy of History and Foreign Policy: Russia and the New States of Eurasia, Karen Dawishen and Bruce Parrott, eds., M.E. Sharpe, 1994.

S. Frederick Starr, "United States Policy and National Development in the Post-Soviet States," Securing Peace in the New Era - Politics in the Former Soviet Union and The Challenge to American Security, The Aspen Institute, Queenstown, Maryland, 1994, pp. 11-35. Reprinted in The Successor States to the USSR, John W. Blaney, ed., Washington, 1995, pp. 265-279.

S. Frederick Starr, "It's Up to Us to Defuse the Rwandan Time Bomb," The Washington Post, September 6, 1994.

S. Frederick Starr, "Chechnya: The U.S. Interest," The Wall Street Journal, December 22, 1994.

S. Frederick Starr, "Russian Politics After Chechnya", U.S. Relations with Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe, Aspen Institute Congressional Program, vol. 10, no. 4, 1995, pp. 7-10.

S. Frederick Starr, "The'Glass is Half Full' Case for Russia: How unreliable statistics are understating growth," The International Economy, March/ April 1995, pp. 46-47, 56.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Paradox of Yeltsin's Russia," The Wilson Quarterly, Summer 1995, pp. 66-73.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Logic of Russia's New Communists", Christian Science Monitor, ?, 1995.

S. Frederick Starr, "Democracy in Russia: a Work in Progress," The Christian Science Monitor, December 13, 1995, p. 19.

S. Frederick Starr, "A Russian Politician to Reckon With," The Christian Science Monitor, December 15, 1995, p. 19.

S. Frederick Starr, "Conclusion: Toward a Post-Soviet Society", Russian Culture at the Crossroads, Dmitri N. Shalin, ed., Westview Press, Boulder, CO., 1996, pp. 313-319.

S. Frederick Starr, "Central Asia Claims its Heritage," UNESCO Sources, no. 83, October 1996, pp. 7-8.

S. Frederick Starr, "Making Eurasia Stable", Foreign Affairs, volume 75, no. 1, January/February 1996, pp. 80-92.

S. Frederick Starr, "Stay Loose on Russian vote", The Plain Dealer, May 22, 1996, p. 11-B.

S. Frederick Starr, "Weaning Russia's New Colleges From Western Aid", The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 25, 1996, vol. XLIII, no. 9, pp. A60.

S. Frederick Starr, "Power Failure: American Policy in the Caspian," National Interest, No. 47, Spring 1997, pp.20-31.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Fate of Empire in Post-Tsarist Russia and in the Post-Soviet Era", The End of Empire? The Transformation of the USSR in Comparative Perspective, Karen Dawisha and Bruce Parrott, eds., M.E. Sharpe, 1997, pp. 243-260.

S. Frederick Starr, "Democratization in Central Asia: the Public's View", (in Russian), Demokraticheskie Protsessy v Tsentral'noi Azii : opyty i perspektivy, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C. and International University of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 1998, pp. 5-13.

S. Frederick Starr, Preface in Uzbekistan on the Threshold of the Twenty-first Century, by Islam Karimov, Cambridge, Mass., 1998, pp. xi-xvi.

S. Frederick Starr, "Is Central Asia Central to Asia?", Far East Economic Review, 1998.

S. Frederick Starr, "Caspian Oil: Pipelines and Politics," with Thomas R. Stauffer and Julia Nanay, Middle East Policy, vol. V, no.4, January 1998, pp.27-49.

S. Frederick Starr, With Richard Erickson et al "Six Years after the Collapse of the USSR", Post-Soviet Affairs (formerly Soviet Economy), vol. 14, no., 1, January-March 1998, pp.1-22.

S. Frederick Starr, "U.S. Interests in the Central Asian Republics," Statement before the House Committee on International Relations) Sub-Committee on Asia and the Pacific), February 1998.

S. Frederick Starr, "Petro-State: Wondering About the Future of Russia? It All Comes Down to the Price of Oil," The International Economy, vol. XII, no. 6, November/December ,1998, pp. 48-50.

S. Frederick Starr, "Being Rich Will Not Be Enough. Oil and Policy in Central Asia and the Caucasus," Central Eurasian Review, vol.1, No.1, pp 20-23, 1998.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Geopolitical Situation of Azerbaijan," U.S. Investment Guide to Azerbaijan, U.S. Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce, 1999.

S. Frederick Starr, "So Far, Kyrgyzstan's Good Deeds Have Not Gone Unpunished," Christian Science Monitor, 1999.

S. Frederick Starr, "Lands of the Former USSR Seven Years On," Post-Soviet Prospects, vol. VII, no. 1, February, 1999, pp. 1-8.

S. Frederick Starr, "Tiny Kyrgyzstan follows the West's rules but gets no rewards", The Boston Globe, February 15, 1999.

S. Frederick Starr, "Economic and Social Development in Mountain Areas", abstract of conference report published by the Ministry of Education and Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Tajik Technical University. Paper delivered at conference on "Mountain regions of Central Asia: Sustainable Development Issues", Dushanbe, Tajikistan , 25-30 September, 1999.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Security Environment of Central Asia," The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, 1999 Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

S. Frederick Starr, "Civil Society in Central Asia," Civil Society in Central Asia, M. Holt Ruffin and Daniel Waugh, eds., Center For Civil Society International, Seattle, and the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Washington DC; University of Washington Press, 1999, pp. 27-33.

S. Frederick Starr, The Problem of Islamic Extremism," testimony before the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, November 2, 1999.

S. Frederick Starr, "Afghanistan Land Mine", The Washington Post, December 19, 2000, p. A39.

S. Frederick Starr, "Land Mine in Afghanistan: Anti-Muslim Fervor Isn't Smart", International Herald Tribune, December 20, 2000.

S. Frederick Starr, "Scaling Batken's Mountain of Problems", The Times of Central Asia, vol. 3, no. 10, March 8, 2001.

S. Frederick Starr, "Batken Today", Central Asia Monitor, no.2, 2001, pp. 1-3.

S. Frederick Starr, "Altitude Sickness", The National Interest, no. 65, Fall 2001, pp. 90-100.

S. Frederick Starr, "Afghan Northern Alliance Makes a Dangerous Friend" , Christian Science Monitor and The Baltimore Sun, October 17, 2001. Also published in Polish, in Rzeczpospolita, no. 259, November 11, 2001 and in Estonian, in Kesknädal rahva politiikaleht, vol. 8, no. 275, November 27, 2001.

S. Frederick Starr, "Afghanistan's biggest problem - poverty - can be solved", Christian Science Monitor, October 16, 2001, p. 95.

S. Frederick Starr, "Ethnic Groups Must Share in the Pie", Los Angeles Times, November 4, 2001, p. M7.

S. Frederick Starr, "America's three Afghan challenges", The Christian Science Monitor, November 23, 2001, p. 11.

S. Frederick Starr, "Russia's Ominous Afghan Gambit", The Wall Street Journal Europe, December 11, 2001.

S. Frederick Starr, "War Against Terrorism and U.S. Bilateral Relations with the Nations of Central Asia", Testimony, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus, December 13, 2001.

S. Frederick Starr, Foreword in Uzbekistan on a Historical Threshold, by Leonid Levitin, Granta Editions, 2001, pp. viii-xi.

S. Frederick Starr, With Marin Strmecki, "The All New Afghan Army", Financial Mirror, February 20-26, 2002, p.16.

S. Frederick Starr, Marin Strmecki, "Time to Ditch the Northern Alliance, The Wall Street Journal, February 26, 2002. (also in WSJ Europe, February 27, 2002)

S. Frederick Starr, "Central Asia's Sudden Prominence", The World & I, April 2002, pp. 58-63.

S. Frederick Starr, Marin Strmecki, "Afghan Democracy and its First Missteps, The New York Times, June 14, 2002.

S. Frederick Starr, "The United States, Afghanistan, and Central Asia", NIASnytt (Nordic Newsletter of Asian Studies), no. 3, September 2002, pp. 9-11.

S. Frederick Starr, "Karzai's Legitimacy as a Leader", Saisphere 2002, pp. 13-15.

S. Frederick Starr, "Afghanistan: Free Trade and Regional Transformation", Asian Update, Spring 2003, pp. 11-19.

S. Frederick Starr, "A Sweet Sixteen: plenty of reasons to cheer the post-Taliban Afghanistan", National Review, vol. LV, no. 15, August 2003, pp.21-3.

S. Frederick Starr, "Thievery, Treachery, Treason.", National Review, vol. LV, no. 13, July 14, 2003, pp. 23-4.

S. Frederick Starr, "The Investment Climate in Central Asia and the Caucasus", in Russian-Eurasian Renaissance? U.S. Trade and Investment in Russia and Eurasia, Jan H. Kalicki and Eugene K. Lawson, eds., Woodrow Wilson Center Press and Stanford Business Books, 2003, pp. 73-91.

S. Frederick Starr, "Globalization with a Russian Edge: Russian Avant-Gardists and Peasant Village Culture". In: Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde: celebrating the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg, The State Russian Museum St. Petersburg in collaboration with the Russian Avant-Garde Foundation, Palace Editions, 2003, pp. 57-63.

S. Frederick Starr, "Don't Play Politics with Kazakhstan", The Washington Post, 27 September 2006.

S. Frederick Starr, Karl F. Inderfurth, and Marvin G. Weinbaum, "Don't Shortchange Afghanistan Again", International Herald Tribune , 22 January 2006.

S. Frederick Starr and Vladimer Papava, "In the Caucasus, a Neo-Imperial Russian Revival", syndicated article, appearad among other in Daily Starr, Korea Herald, and Taipei Times.

S. Frederick Starr, 'Central Asia in the Global Economy', Foreign Policy, September/October 2004.

S. Frederick Starr, Foreword in Hafiz Pashayev, Racing Up Hill: Selected Papers of Azerbaijan’s first Ambassador to the United States of America,” New York: Global Scholarly Publications, New York, 2006.

S. Frederick Starr, Foreword in Eldar Ismailov and Vladimer Papava, The Central Caucasus: Problems of Geopolitical Economy,New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2008.

S. Frederick Starr, Plaidoyer pour une Grande Asie centrale,” Politique Etrangere (French Institute of International Affairs, Paris), no. 3, 2008. Also published as CACI Policy Paper, September 2008 titled “In Defense of Greater Central Asia.”

S. Frederick Starr, “Prospects for European Energy Security,” in Energy Security in Europe, proceedings from the conference “Energy Security in Europe”, Lund 24-25 September 2007;  Bo Petersson and Barbara Tornquist-Plewa; eds., CFE Conference Papers, 2:2008, 227-230.

S. Frederick Starr, “A Regional Approach to Afghanistan and Its Neighbors,” in Strategic Asia. Challenge And Choices, National Bureau of Asian Research, 2008- 2009.

S. Frederick Starr, Foreword to Yusuf Khass Hajib, Wisdom Of Royal Glory (Kutadgu Bilig): A Turko-Islamic Mirror for Princes, translated by Robert Dankoff, Orem, Utah: The Utah Valley University Press, 2009.

S. Frederick Starr, "Rediscovering Central Asia," Wilson Quarterly, Summer 2009

S. Frederick Starr, “Islam’s Civil War and Greater Central Asia,” Islam: Governance, Ideology, and U.S. Policy for the New Administration and the New Congress, the Aspen Institute, 2009.

S. Frederick Starr, “Emerging Directions of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Policy” in Alexandros Petersen and Fariz Ismailzade eds., Azerbaijan In Global Politics: Crafting Foreign Policy, Baku, Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy, 2009.