W. George Krasnow (also published as Vladislav Krasnov), Ph.D., runs the Russia and America Goodwill Association, a non-profit organization of Americans for friendship with Russia. Formerly, he was a professor and director of Russian Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. Under the name of Vladislav Krasnov he published three books: "Solzhenitsyn and Dostoevsky: A Study in the Polyphonic Novel" (University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA, 1979), "Russia Beyond Communism: A Chronicle of National Rebirth" (Westview Press, 1991) and, "Soviet Defectors: The KGB wanted List" (Hoover Institution Press, 1985) His op-ed columns have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Examiner, San Diego Union, and Dallas Morning News. Articles, signed W. George Krasnow, can be found in The Moscow Times, Johnson's Russia List, Russia Blog, Russia: Other Points of View, OpenDemocracy (UK) and a number of Russian-language outlets. Krasnow endeavors to overcome considerable cultural misapprehensions that lead to war, hinder globalization or else distort it into cultural imperialism. He regards Russia as an unique civilization that has both European and Eurasian features.