Olena Nikolayenko, associate professor of political science at Fordham University and associate at the Davis Center, discusses youth movements, political repression and elections in Serbia and the former Soviet Union.
Anna Veduta, the global outreach director for Meduza, a preeminent source for professional independent reporting on Russia, discusses media and politics in the country ahead of the presidential election in March.
Alexander Hug, principal deputy chief monitor for OSCE's Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine, offers an on-the-ground perspective on the SMM's efforts to reduce tensions and promote normalization in the country's east.
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.