Podcast: Expert Opinions - Russia, Eurasia

Masha Udensiva-Brenner interviews experts on political and cultural developments in Russia and Eurasia. A podcast from the Harriman Institute and eurasianet.org.

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Episode 7: Authoritarianism and Dissent in Post-Soviet States. An interview with Alexis Lerner about her scholarship on authoritarianism and dissent in Russia, particularly in the context of imprisoned Russian opposition leader and political activist Alexei Navalny. Lerner is a Presidential Data Postdoctoral Fellow at Western University’s Department of Political Science and a former Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute.


Episode 6: Navalny, Transparency, and Political Repression in Russia. An interview with Matthew Murray, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs. Murray was a friend and colleague of Navalny back in the mid-aughts.


Episode 5: The Trump Organization in the Caucasus. Audio story featuring New Yorker staff writer Adam Davidson (March 22, 2018).


Episode 4: Examining Trump's Batumi Deal. Audio story featuring Manuela Andreoni and Inti Pacheco (December 6, 2017)


Episode 3: Looking at Luxury Real Estate's Money Laundering Role. Guest: Alexander Cooley (October 10, 2017)

Episode 2: What's the Matter with Chechnya? Guests: Rachel Denber, Thomas de Waal (June 20, 2017)

Episode 1: Russian Protests and Evolving U.S.-Russia Relations. Guests: Maria Snegovaya, Yana Gorokhovskaia, Maria Lipman, Sana Krasikov (May 9, 2017)