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Kremlin coverage for Kremlin watchers.

The Power Vertical Podcast at CEPA Brian Whitmore

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Kremlin coverage for Kremlin watchers.

    Putin’s New Politburos

    Putin’s New Politburos

    A new prime minister, a new government, a new job for Dmitry Medvedev, and proposed constitutional changes.

    The opening act of Russia's 2024 drama is beginning to unfold. And we just got a bunch of data points to start connecting.

    Listen to the latest Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore, Maria Snegovaya, and Donald N. Jensen discuss Putin's new politburos and his plan for everlasting rule.

    • 44 min
    Moscow’s Post-Soleimani Game

    Moscow’s Post-Soleimani Game

    Last week's targeted killing of Iran’s Quds Force leader by the United States could change the dynamic between Russia and the West. Brian Whitmore explores the Kremlin's new opportunities and risks post-Soleimani with Donald N. Jensen and special guest Jeff Mankoff on the latest Power Vertical Podcast.

    • 50 min
    Moldova Machinations

    Moldova Machinations

    It was an unlikely alliance and an unusual experiment.

    When the pro-Western ACUM party teamed up with their arch-rivals, the pro-Moscow Socialists, to form a government this summer—a government backed by the United States, the European Union, and Russia—Moldova seemed on the brink of a breakthrough.

    But that government has collapsed, presidential elections loom next year, and the struggle for Moldova has entered into a crucial new phase.

    So what happens next?

    • 57 min
    Putin’s Bad Week

    Putin’s Bad Week

    Between Belarus, Ukraine, the Magnitsky Act, and a sports ban, it’s fair to say that Putin had a bad week. 

    But is this a sign of a trend? 

    Brian Whitmore and Donald N. Jensen dive in to discuss on the latest Power Vertical podcast.

    • 36 min
    Belarus Matters

    Belarus Matters

    Belarus matters a lot and soon it may matter even more. Listen as Michael Carpenter joins Brian Whitmore and Donald N. Jensen to consider what's next for Minsk.

    • 45 min
    Moscow Confidential Episode 4

    Moscow Confidential Episode 4

    Language wars. Internet surveillance. Historical amnesia. And a call for the death penalty for online gossip. Just another week in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

    Listen to episode 50 of the Power Vertical Podcast as Brian Whitmore is joined by Donald N. Jensen to decode the latest from Moscow.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

zoverack ,

Great Show

This is one of the most informative and far reaching Russia policy sources. I don’t always agree with Brian but I always see the logic behind his point of view. GREAT PODCAST.
I just wish it came out more frequently.

Moti763 ,

Best podcast for serious Russia watchers

Brian and his guests are always top notch, even if I don’t always agree with their analysis.

Highly recommended for Russia watchers.

Jioooo ,

Necessary listening for anyone interested in Russia

This podcast is a continuation of the much listened and heralded power vertical of RFERL. Highly recommended for anyone needing insights into the powers that rule over Russia.

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