Tomila Lankina 12 Jan 2018
(BBC) On the last day of 1999, Boris Yeltsin went on national television to apologize for his failures and to announce his resignation, taking the world by surprise. Tomila Lankina reflects on Yeltsin's legacy, along with Yeltsin’s wife Naina Yeltsina, and compares it to the Putin period. Listen © BBC World Service (The History Hour) The interview with Tomila Lankina begins at timestamp 9:35.
PONARS Eurasia 19 Jun 2017
Russia faced a new wave of popular protests on June 12 challenging the political status quo and denouncing widespread corruption. Contrary to what happened during the prior protests on March 27, the Russian government reacted this time by arresting hundreds of people, including Alexey Navalny, and hampering the structuring of street dynamics. Five PONARS Eurasia members, Pavel Baev, Mariya Omelicheva, Graeme Robertson, Tomila Lankina, and...
PONARS Eurasia 04 May 2017
PONARS Eurasia held a two-day workshop on April 28-29 on the theme of "Rethinking Russian Media Strategy and Influence." Below are the panels and abstracts from April 28. Click here for the panels and abstracts on April 29 (Day 2). Panel 1. Revisiting Russian Media Studies Chair: Peter Rollberg, George Washington University Samuel Greene, King’s College London Mixed Media, Managed Messages: Elective Affinity and Political...
PONARS Eurasia 04 May 2017
PONARS Eurasia held a two-day workshop on April 28-29 on the theme of "Rethinking Russian Media Strategy and Influence." Below are the panels and abstracts from April 29. Click here for the panels and abstracts on April 28 (Day 1). Panel 5. New Approaches in Studying Social Media Chair: Tomila Lankina, London School of Economics and Political Science Sarah Oates, University of Maryland Meme Tracking: A Tool for Detecting and Deterring...
PONARS Eurasia 01 May 2017
(BBC Radio) Long Road to Change — In an age when technology has made organising protest movements easier than ever before, journalist Zoe Williams asks why we aren't seeing long-term results. She looks back on the global history of activism to discover the pre-conditions needed for concrete change. Read More © BBC Radio Tomila Lankina provides comments at 48:40.
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...
Lankina: "There is such a thing as 'dictator envy,' and that's not just in regards to Putin and Trump"
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 ©...
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...
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