We are so deeply saddened by the death of our friend and colleague Dr. Alexandros Petersen, who has died in a treacherous bomb attack in Kabul on 17 January 2014.

Dr. Alexandros Petersen was a prominent scholar of Eurasian politics, a true enthusiast with interminable energy, a man of tremendous courtesy and intellect and, above all, a truly close friend of ours.

We would always remember him as an elegant and joyous young man and a friend.

Rest in peace, Alex