Episode 19Russia'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 18Putin’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 17Breaking from "The Conflict Trap": Donbas War Exposure and Support for Nonviolent Conflict Resolution in Ukraine
Episode 16After 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 15Hybrid 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 14The 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 12Pre-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 10Assessing the Terrorist Threat in Russia After the Islamic State