April & May Updates

Yours truly has been very busy at Global Voices over the past month. Since my last AGT post, I have authored six new pieces at RuNet Echo: 15 May 2012, Russia: Duma Deputy Wants Criminal Liability for Extremist Tweets 11 May 2012, Russia: Yavlinsky Stir Reveals Opposition Rift 7 May 2012, Russia: Violence Plunges Opposition into Debate About …

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New Books Network Interview with Stephen White

Another of my New Books Network interviews has gone live. Stephen White‘s Understanding Russian Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2011) begins simply enough: “Russia is no longer the Soviet Union.” While this is a well-known fact, the details of Russia’s postcommunist transition — the emergence of a party system and presidential government, as well as the dismantling of the planned economy …

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New Books Network Interview with Jeffrey Mankoff

Another of my New Books Network interviews has gone live. In this episode, I spoke with Jeffrey Mankoff, an adjunct fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York. Mankoff recently released a second edition of his book Russian …

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Now Co-hosting ‘New Books in Russia and Eurasia’

A few weeks ago, Marshall Poe, who runs New Books Network, offered me the opportunity to co-host NBN’s “Russia and Eurasia” channel. As I’m a great fan of the show (due largely to Sean Guillory’s fine work over the last year), I happily accepted. So after a bit of planning, getting the equipment, and executing, my …

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