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Daniel Treisman: Informational Autocrats

Daniel Treisman: Informational Autocrats

February 13, 2019Join NYU's Jordan Center for a talk with Daniel Treisman, University of California, Los Angeles, on “informational autocrats” with a special focus on one of the pioneers of this form: Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

What Do We Know About Russia's 2016 Twitter Operation During the US Presidential Election Campaign?

What Do We Know About Russia's 2016 Twitter Operation During the US Presidential Election Campaign?

February 07, 2019Join NYU's Jordan Center and Columbia University's Harriman Institute for a panel discussion on the potential role played by Russia's "Internet Research Agency" in (potentially) attempting to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The panelists will discuss the over 10 million tweets reportedly produced by IRA controlled accounts and released by Twitter in October 2018. 

Russian Elites and Western Sanctions: A Political Economy Under Strain?

Russian Elites and Western Sanctions: A Political Economy Under Strain?

January 29, 2019Join NYU's Jordan Center for a talk with Nigel Gould-Davies on the potential disruption posed by Western sanctions to a set of bargains between the Russian state, oligarchs and Western interests that have helped stabilize Russian President Vladimir Putin’s political economy.

Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad

Gangster Geopolitics: The Kremlin’s Use of Criminals as Assets Abroad

January 17, 2019Since the worsening of relations with the West in 2014, the Kremlin has increasingly adopted a “mobilization state” approach, turning to any available foreign-policy levers. Gangsters are no exception.

Mixed Messages on Trump’s Missile Defense Review

Mixed Messages on Trump’s Missile Defense Review

January 17, 2019Despite the document’s assertion that “Missile Defenses are Stabilizing,” the Missile Defense Review promotes a posture that is anything but.

Bear at the Border: Russian Foreign Policy in Europe

Bear at the Border: Russian Foreign Policy in Europe

February 05, 2019Join Harvard's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies for a seminar on the Russian government’s strategy toward Europe, the levers of influence at the Kremlin's disposal and how it wields them in Eastern vs. Western Europe.