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

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


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