Natalie Simpson is a junior in Yale College studying History and Global Affairs. Her area of focus is Russia and the former Soviet Union, with a particular interest in Eurasian security issues, the aesthetics of power, and social movements under authoritarianism. On campus, Natalie has served on the boards of the Yale Daily News, the Yale Review of International Studies, and the Yale Historical Review, and she conducts archival research on the Iraq War for a history professor. She also studies Russian military innovation for the Foreign Policy Research Institute and volunteers at the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs.