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PONARS Eurasia 31 Mar 2017
(Monkey Cage blog) Joshua Tucker asked eight PONARS Eurasia experts on Russian politics: Do the protests that took place across 99 cities in Russia on Sunday signify that meaningful change in Russian politics is likely? Why or why not? Here are the replies. Graeme Robertson: Putin’s vulnerable Theodore Gerber: Any government response will bring out more protesters Sarah Sokhey: Putin has options, so don’t expect...
PONARS Eurasia 17 Nov 2016
(BBC Radio 4) Steve Punt and Hugh Dennis are joined by Sarah Kendall, Ellie Taylor, Luke Kempner, Pippa Evans and Dr. Tomila Lankina to present the news via topical stand up and sketches. Some of the topics up for discussion in this week's episode: US election result;, Trump; the soothing powers of the word of the year; Putin; and puppets.  To listen to Tomila Lankina, go to time stamp 16:45 in the audio. Listen Here ©...
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Policy Memos | Аналитика
Tomila Lankina 15 Nov 2016
(PONARS Policy Memo) Pundits continue to debate whether economic shocks, public discontent at home, and isolation abroad will shake President Vladimir Putin’s regime. Much of the commentary on Putin’s survival strategies has focused on repression and aggressive military posturing. This somewhat obscures another important strategy: being highly sensitive to the public mood, deftly reacting to public sentiment, and effecting rapid policy shifts...
PONARS Eurasia 29 Jun 2015
(Palgrave Studies in International Relations) The Ukraine crisis in 2014 took many observers by surprise. Its magnitude and implications necessitate a better understanding of the drivers of Russia's actions in international politics. Russia's Foreign Policy: Ideas, Domestic Politics and External Relations analyses the evolution and main determinants of Russia's foreign policy choices. Its various chapters, written by renowned specialists in...
PONARS Eurasia 09 Mar 2015
(Europe-Asia Studies) The wave of protests that shook the Russian capital and scores of Russian cities over the period 2011 to 2013 came as a great shock to the political establishment in the Kremlin. After decades of the passive acceptance of the status quo it appeared that civil society was at last wakening up. However, by July 2013 the steam seemed to have run out of the protest movement. This collection examines the momentous developments that shook...
Tomila Lankina 03 Mar 2015
(LSE Blogs) I first heard of Boris Nemtsov when I was a young Russian graduate student in America in the mid-1990s contemplating pursuing a PhD in Russian regional politics. For a new, post-Kremlinologist generation of political scientists, it was individuals like Nemtsov who made the study of Russian provincial politics fascinating and exciting. In the post-Soviet hyper-federalist Russia of the early Yeltsin years, sub-national regions quickly...
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PONARS Eurasia 12 Feb 2015
(Video Series) (Special Guest!) Russian politics is increasingly unpredictable. In order to help clarify the issues, Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov, on their talk show “Two Guys Discussing Russia over Pastries,” invited Tomila Lankina to address the question: Could there be a Maidan in Russia? The scholars all arrive at opposite conclusions, but have an interesting method for resolving their differences...
Tomila Lankina 25 Aug 2014
The December 2011-March 2012 protests in Russia, unprecedented in scale, surprised even the most astute observers of Russian politics. Were these protests a mere blip on the “normally placid surface of Russian political life”?[1] Or are they part of a longer-term trajectory of political maturation for Russian society? Do they reveal a growing capacity of Russia’s citizens to resort to non-institutionalized forms of political...
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