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Episode 24The 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 23What 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 22The 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 21Who Owns the Past? Conflict Over Memory and History in Russia
Ivan Kurilla (European University at St. Petersburg) discusses 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 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