Episode 29

Russia’s Positions in the Caucasus

Pavel Baev (PRIO) discusses Russia's foreign policy in the Caucasus and its potential responses to the 2018 Armenian "Velvet Revolution."

Pavel Baev

Episode 28

Russian Extremism and the Forms of Ethnic Violence

Richard Arnold (Muskingum University) discusses ethnic violence and sporting mega-events in Russia. He is working on a book about the 2018 World Cup in Russia and is currently accepting submissions. 

PONARS Eurasia

Episode 27

Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries

Hilary Appel (Claremont Mckenna College) and Mitchell A. Orenstein (University of Pennsylvania) discuss their new book From Triumph to Crisis: Neoliberal Economic Reform in Postcommunist Countries.

Hilary Appel

Episode 26

Envisioning the Future of Chechnya

Mark Kramer (Harvard University) discusses the Russian-Chechen wars, the challenges of conducting research in Chechnya, and the political future of the region over the next ten years.

Mark Kramer

Episode 25

U.S.-Ukrainian Relations Today

Volodymyr Dubovyk (Mechnikov National University, Odessa) discusses the current state of U.S.-Ukrainian relations. 

Volodymyr Dubovyk

Episode 24

The Use of Twitter Bots in Russian Political Communications

Joshua Tucker (NYU) discusses how authoritarian, and competitive authoritarian, regimes respond to online opposition, as well as his research on the activity of Russian bots.

Joshua Tucker

Episode 23

What are the Prospects for Ending the Conflict in Ukraine?

Keith Darden (American University) discusses the prospects for ending the Ukraine conflict and what might be the process needed to get there. See more about this topic at an event with Keith Darden and Sam Charap hosted by the Center for the National Interest.

Keith Darden

Episode 22

The Sources of Russia's Economic Durability and the Kremlin's Economic Strategy

Chris Miller (Tufts University) discusses the sources of Russia's economic durability and the Kremlin's economic strategy.

PONARS Eurasia

Episode 21

Who Owns the Past? Conflict Over Memory and History in Russia

Ivan Kurilla (European University at St. Petersburgdiscusses the history of civic resistance to state pressure in Russia and the differences between the current Russia-West conflict and the Cold War.

Ivan Kurilla

Episode 20

Strategic Uses of Migration Management in Russia

Caress Schenk (Nazarbayev University) discusses migration management in Russia and how public policy, the federal system, and patronage are emplyed to handle conflicting demands.

Caress Schenk


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