Episode 45What Have We Learned from Putin’s First Year of His Fourth Term?
Kirill Rogov (Gaidar Institute for Economic Policy) discusses how President Vladimir Putin's fourth term will be affected by his declining approval ratings and economic stagnation.Kirill Rogov
Episode 42Social Policy in Putin’s (Last?) Term
Sarah Wilson Sokhey (University of Colorado Boulder) examines what President Vladimir Putin has promised for his current term and whether he will be able to deliver on those promises given Russia's stagnating living conditions.Sarah Wilson Sokhey
Episode 38Beyond Ideology: How To Understand Conservatisms in Current Europe and Russia
Alexandra Yatsk (Polish Institute of Advanced Studies) discusses the nodal points of Poland’s and Russia’s collective identities and their institutional underpinnings as “illiberal democracies.”Alexandra Yatsyk
Episode 37Goals, Plans, and Indicators: How Kazakh Bureaucrats Implement the State Developmental Agenda
Episode 36On the Eve of the Big Election Year in Ukraine: Winners Take a Toll?
Olexiy Haran (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy) discusses the political views of the candidates and potential avenues for interference by Russia in the upcoming elections in Ukraine.