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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

NY Times Reviews Keith Gessen's New Novel, A Terrible Country

Keith Gessen (George T. Delacorte Assistant Professor of Magazine Journalism) has just published his second novel, A Terrible Country (Viking, July 2018).
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Kimberly Marten Writes on "Semi-state Security Actors and Russian Aggression" for Lawfare

Kimberly Marten analyzes the range of actors Russia uses to advance its interests and the often-tenuous relationship they have with the Russian state in her essay "Semi-State Security Actors and Russian Agression," published on Lawfare.
Sunday, July 8, 2018

Keith Gessen Publishes Essay on How He Became a Russia Watcher (New York Times)

In his essay, "Russia Was My Obscure Interest. Now Everyone Is Paying Attention" (New York Times, 7 July 2018) Keith Gessen (Columbia Journalism School) writes about how he once "shed his Russianness" only to later become a Russian analyst and reporter:
Friday, July 6, 2018

Tinatin Japaridze (MARS) Co-Authors Opinion Piece on World Cup for Washington Post

Tinatin Japaridze (M.A. Candidate, MARS) and Frank A. Guridy (Associate Professor, History) published an opinion piece, "The Real World Cup Losers: The Russian People," in the Washington Post.
Friday, July 6, 2018

Kimberly Marten Quoted in Kansas City Star about US Congressional Visit to Moscow

Kimberly Marten (Professor and Chair, Department of Political Science, Barnard College) is quoted in the Kansas City Star (6 July 2018) regarding the U.S. Congressional visit to Moscow. According to Marten, it’s unlikely that anything U.S. officials say “about election interference will have any impact on Putin’s behavior. In September 2016 President Obama told Putin that the U.S. knew he was interfering, and told him to stop it — and a few weeks later the (Hillary Clinton campaign chair John) Podesta emails were released by Russia to Wikileaks.”