Matthew Baum, a professor of global communications at the Kennedy School of Government, and
Sophie Shevarnadze, a journalist for RT, discuss the relationship between public opinion and domestic policy.
Andrei Yakovlev and Thomas Remington discuss their recent paper, which posits that Tatarstan and other stronger Russian regions can take advantage of the current crisis to transition to a new economic development model resembling developmental states in Southeast Asia.
Maria (Masha) Lipman, a Russian political analyst and media specialist, speaks about the Kremlin’s ideology, which might look rigid, but is in fact improvisational, blurry, full of contradictions, and riddled with ideological—and potentially, political—divisions.
Dimitar Bechev, director of the the European Policy Institute, discusses the dynamics of Russian-Turkish relations on a range of issues including the war in Syria, security affairs in the Black Sea and the post-Soviet space, energy and trade, as well as the implications for the U.S. and Europe.