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Monday, March 27, 2017

Maria Snegovaya Publishes Article on "Why Putin Is Almost Fascist" in World Policy Journal

Maria Snegovaya, a doctoral candidate in Columbia's department of political science, discusses Russia's relationship to fascism in the latest issue of World Policy Journal.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Brittany Pheiffer Noble in The Atlantic

Brittany Pheiffer Noble, graduate student in the Department of Slavic Languages, explores Steve Bannon's coalition of Christian traditionalists in The Atlantic, and the divides between U.S. Evangelicals and Russian Orthodox Christians.

"But even as Bannon and various religious leaders seek to pit the values of Christianity against those of Islam, there is also an internal competition to decide who gets to define Christian traditionalism. Two of the main players in this competition, American Christian traditionalists—including conservative Catholics like Bannon as well as evangelicals like Franklin Graham—and Russian Orthodox, are united in their desire to save Christendom from the perceived threat of radical Islam. But buried underneath that superficial agreement is a complex disagreement as to what Christendom even means." Read more.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tarik Cyril Amar in Time Magazine and on 99% Invisible's Podcast

Tarik Cyril Amar, Associate Professor of History, weighs in on Time Magazine's question: what's a real episode from history that you think would make an Oscar-worthy feature film? 

You can also listen to Amar on 99% Invisible's most recent podcast episode, "The Falling of the Lenins," about the history of modern Ukraine. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Launches the Bishkek Project has launched a new initiative, on the geopolitics of Eurasia's borderlands, featuring publications that emerged from an international conference, “The Great Powers and Central Asia after Western Drawdown from Afghanistan,” co-hosted by the Harriman Institute and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in June 2016. Learn more about the Bishkek Project here, and watch a video about the back story of the project with Harriman Director Alexander Cooley and Professor Jack Snyder.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Kimberly Marten on NPR's 1A, in ISSF Policy Roundtable, and in Fortune

Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, and Director of the Harriman Institute's Program on U.S.-Russia Relations, discusses Russia's role in the U.S. election on NPR's 1A and in a policy roundtable on the International Security Studies Forum (ISSF) website. She also penned an op-ed for Fortune Magazine about protecting average Americans from Russian hacks.