Episode 19

Russia's Challenge: A Declining Power's Quest for Status

Andrej Krickovic (Higher School of Economics, Moscow) discusses how Russia's concerns about its declining status have shaped its foreign policy behavior.

PONARS Eurasia

Episode 18

Putin’s Leadership and Soviet Legacies: Using International Contestation to Forge Domestic Unity

Gulnaz Sharafutdinova (King's College London) discusses the puzzle of Putin's durable popularity and whether this stems from a unique sense of collective identity in Russia.

Gulnaz Sharafut...

Episode 17

Breaking from "The Conflict Trap": Donbas War Exposure and Support for Nonviolent Conflict Resolution in Ukraine
Mikhail Alexseev (San Diego State University) discusses his research analyzing the effects of war exposure on the political orientations of Ukraine's citizens. 
Mikhail Alexseev

Episode 16

After Ten Years of Protest in Russia: What Have We Learned?

Regina Smyth (Indiana University) discusses why protests took place in 2011-12 and not in the recent 2018 election, and the meaning and influence of protests on the durability of the Putin regime.  

Regina Smyth

Episode 15

Hybrid Warfare in the Post-Soviet Neighbourhood and Europe: Tactics, Strategy, and Responses

Dimitry Gorenburg (CNA; Harvard University) discusses Russia's influence operations in the West, the relationship between Russia's growing military power and international status, and to what extent Putin single-handedly rules Russia.

Dmitry Gorenburg

Episode 14

The Transformative Potential of Women's Empowerment and Peacebuilding in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

Nona Shahnazarian (National Academy of Sciences, Armenia) discusses women's political engagement in the peace process in Armenia and the region.

Nona Shahnazarian

Episode 13

Hot-Button Central Asian Border Issues

George Gavrilis (Independent Consultant) discusses his long-time research on the complex nature of border management in Central Asia, where five post-Soviet states created new border policies for the first time.

George Gavrilis

Episode 12

Pre-Revolutionary Estates, Modernization, and Political Contestation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia

Tomila Lankina (London School of Economics) and Alexander Libman (University of Munich) discuss their research project on Pre-Revolutionary Estates, Modernization and Political Contestation in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia.

Tomila Lankina

Episode 11

Fascism, Nationalism, and Ideology in Russia

Marlene Laruelle (George Washington University) discusses her research projects on the semantic space of “fascism” in today’s Russia and in Moscow’s historical relationship to Europe.

Marlene Laruelle

Episode 10

Assessing the Terrorist Threat in Russia After the Islamic State
Jean-François Ratelle (University of Ottawa) discusses the terrorist threat in Russia after the Islamic State, and, more broadly across Eurasia. 
PONARS Eurasia


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