02 Oct 2018
(Russian Military Reform blog) I wrote the following book review for Oxford’s CCW Russia Brief, Issue 3. These Russia briefs from Oxford’s changing character of war program feature some of the top experts and are worth reading cover to cover. The most recent issue also includes articles by Richard...
Kramer: Putin has been to the US and met with US leaders many times, none of this has made him warm up to the United States
20 Sep 2018
(Polygraph.info) In an op-ed published on the English language website of the Russian state-owned outlet RT.com, John Wight, a regular RT contributor, argued that visiting the United States might give Russian leader Vladimir Putin the ability to “humanize it beyond the realm of geopolitical...
18 Sep 2018
(EDM) The predictable monotony of the high-level panel at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok last week (September 11–13) was interrupted by President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that Russia and Japan sign a long-overdue peace treaty by the end of the year (Kommersant, September 13). The...
Peter Reddaway's Russia’s Domestic Security Wars: Putin’s Use of Divide and Rule Against His Hardline Allies [BOOK REVIEW]
17 Sep 2018
(RAD) Peter Reddaway’s book explains how Putin stays in power by relying on the siloviki. The president has created divisions among two main groups in Russia’s key security and law enforcement agencies and makes himself indispensable by playing them off against each other. While Putin is able to...
See recent publications by A. Makarychev: Russia and the EU, Orthodoxy in Russia and Georgia, post-Soviet political legacies, and more
17 Sep 2018
Normative and Civilisational Regionalisms: The EU, Russia and their Common Neighbourhoods The International Spectator, July 2018 By Andrey Makarychev https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03932729.2018.1483630 A Tale of Two Orthodoxies: Europe in Religious Discourses of Russia and Georgia...
Believing Facts in the Fog of War: Identity, Media and Hot Cognition in Ukraine’s 2014 Odesa Tragedy
14 Sep 2018
(Geopolitics) (Co-authored by Oxana Shevel and Olga Onuch) Abstract: How do people form beliefs about the factual content of major events when established geopolitical orders are violently challenged? Here, we address the tragic events of 2 May 2014, in Odesa, Ukraine. There, Euromaidan protest...
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14 Sep 2018
(PONARS Policy Memo) As a global leader in developing and using surveillance technologies, China is exporting its high-tech brand of authoritarianism to its neighbors in Eurasia. Chinese firms have been promoting their artificial intelligence (AI) and surveillance technologies and projects globally...
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