Posts by Regina Smyth

Regina Smyth 04-02-2018
(The Conversation) A crisis erupted this week as Russian diplomats were ejected from European countries and the U.S., and Western diplomats were ejected by Russia. The punitive measures were sparked by outrage in the West over alleged Russian involvement in the attempted murder in Britain of a Russian double agent and his daughter. That’s led some analysts – in Russia and in the West – to describe current Russian relations with the West as a new...
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Regina Smyth 03-13-2018
The Kremlin’s political machine is shaping popular expectations about March 18th’s presidential election in Russia. For more than a year prior to the vote, the outcome of this election has been clear. In late 2016, First Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Kiriyenko announced that President Putin would be re-elected with 70% of the vote and with 70% turnout in an contest that would serve as a “referendum on trust.” Mass media and Kremlin...
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Regina Smyth 11-16-2017
How can scholars make significant contributions to policy making? Reflecting on a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York to strengthen regional studies training at U.S. universities, Indiana University’s Russian Studies Workshop organized a roundtable at last week’s ASEEES conference in Chicago that featured four outstanding scholar/practitioners. Panel chairperson, Michael...
Regina Smyth 11-10-2016
Американские избиратели недовольны обоими кандидатами на пост президента, но все же предпочтут Клинтон, прогнозирует профессор Регина Смит. О том, как велась кампания по выборам президента США и какие последствия будут иметь ее итоги, в интервью «Росбалту» рассуждает профессор Индианского университета в Блумингтоне Регина Смит. Росбалт: И Хиллари Клинтон, и Дональд Трамп имеют очень высокие антирейтинги. Что означает такая ситуация для...
Regina Smyth 10-04-2016
Корпорация Карнеги Нью-Йорка (Carnegie Corporation of New York) предпринимает усилия по возрождению исследований России, выделив трем американским университетам по 1 миллионы долларов на эти цели. Данные гранты предоставляются на фоне роста напряженности в российско-американских отношениях и общего упадка в сфере исследований России и Евразии в США. Гранты, которые будут предоставляться в течение двух лет, были выделены Колумбийскому университету,...
Regina Smyth 09-22-2015
Пропутинские и антипутинские демонстранты обозначают одинаковые проблемы, но видят противоположные решения. Есть ли в России оппозиция, применимо ли к антиправительственным активистам определение «оппозиция», даже с приставкой «несистемная», что россияне считают патриотизмом, как менялось общество, начиная от протестов на Болотной и заканчивая аннексией Крыма – ответы на эти, и другие вопросы попытались представить исследователи России на круглом столе в...
Regina Smyth 10-03-2012
  (Research Paper) (Co-authors: Anotn Sobolev and Irina V. Soboleva) This Higher School of Economics paper illustrates the government’s agility in response to opposition protests and the debacle of parliamentary elections. We explore the evolution of Kremlin strategies from a reliance on cooptation to more coercive strategies — a trend that continued after Putin’s election in March. These strategies were successful in mobilizing core voters, creating...
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Regina Smyth 07-04-2012
  On June 9, 2012 President Putin signed Federal Law 70631-6 «On Amendments to the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Violations» that enacted significant amendments to the legal code regulating the organisation and participation in public protest meetings. Labelled draconian by Russian and Western civil rights organizations and the opposition at which it was directed, the law dramatically increased the penalties for organisation of and...
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Regina Smyth 12-14-2011
  Elections were held in Russia last week for the lower house of the State Duma. Reports of election fraud as well as discontent with the current government led to major street protests. Regina Smyth, Associate Professor at Indiana University and PONARS Eurasia member, provides insight from Moscow, Russia, where she is currently spending a year. This comment originally appeared on The Monkey Cage. Long before polling began in Russia’s...

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Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Law
Indiana University