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PONARS Eurasia is an international network of scholars advancing new approaches to research on security, politics, economics, and society in Russia and Eurasia. The program is located at IERES at George Washington University.

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    • Social Sciences

PONARS Eurasia is an international network of scholars advancing new approaches to research on security, politics, economics, and society in Russia and Eurasia. The program is located at IERES at George Washington University.

    The Linkages Between Intergroup Tolerance and Socialization in Religious Rituals

    The Linkages Between Intergroup Tolerance and Socialization in Religious Rituals

    Sufian Zhemukhov (George Washington University) discusses his new book co-authored with Mikhail Alexseev (San Diego State University), Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance: The Muslim Pilgrims' Paradox.

    • 15 min
    Between Apathy and Activism: Political Participation in Russia

    Between Apathy and Activism: Political Participation in Russia

    Ora John Reuter (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) discusses why Russians vote in elections and why the authorities even care if people vote.

    • 4 min
    Putin v. the People

    Putin v. the People

    Graeme Roberston (University of North Carolina) discusses his new book, Putin v. the People, co-authored with Samuel Greene (Kings College London), which provides insights into the role of personality and emotions in buttressing Putin's rule, possible post-Putin scenarios, and Russian politics more generally. (Also see their recent Point & Counterpoint article: "What Makes Putin Putin? (http://www.ponarseurasia.org/point-counter/article/what-makes-putin-putin)")

    • 18 min
    The Politics of Information Manipulation: State-Controlled Media in Russia

    The Politics of Information Manipulation: State-Controlled Media in Russia

    Arturas Rozenas (NYU) discusses how Russian state-controlled media manipulates information to influence politics inside and outside Russia as well as the understudied components of Russian propaganda.

    • 7 min
    Local Control and Worldwide Access: How Russian Elites Have Come to Use the Global Financial System to Defend Their Wealth

    Local Control and Worldwide Access: How Russian Elites Have Come to Use the Global Financial System to Defend Their Wealth

    Igor Logvinenko (Wellesley College) discusses how Russia became so integrated with global financial markets and what U.S. policymakers should understand about how this "entanglement" affects sanctions policy on Russia.

    • 5 min
    Opposition at a Distance

    Opposition at a Distance

    Listen to Andrey Makarychev (University of Tartu, Estonia) discuss the dynamics of the "post-Crimean" Russia-EU relationship and how they affect geopolitics in the Baltic Sea region.

    • 13 min

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