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RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 24, 2020

Today in Russia: “Look, Blinken!” Kommersant looks at Biden’s foreign policy team; Putin’s not going anywhere; The “most critical” regions with COVID-19; Russia sets yet another daily death record; Space chief Rogozin’s thin skin; Russian peacekeeper injured in Nagorno-Karabakh

Departures Podcast with Erica De Bruin

This week we are pleased to welcome to the podcast Erica De Bruin, an Assistant Professor of Government at Hamilton College and the author of the new book, “How to Prevent Coups d’État: Counterbalancing and Regime Survival.” At the time of this conversation with Robert Amsterdam, the Michigan Republican Party board of electors had refused […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 19, 2020

Today in Russia: Russia’s big new role in the Caucasus: Risks, early signs of trouble, and Putin’s big Q+A; Russia to build Sudan naval base; Another governor arrested; Putin’s immunity for life

Departures Podcast with Philip Gordon

For the past 70 years, the United States has toyed with interventionism in the Middle East on numerous occasions, from Iran to Afghanistan (twice), Iraq, Egypt, Libya, and Syria, among others. And yet, despite the consistently disastrous consequences of these efforts, the same policies continue to attract support, as US decision-makers consistently underestimate the costs […]

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 17, 2020

Today in Russia: Mutating coronavirus found in Siberia; US passes Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act; Daily record of COVID-19 deaths; Freeze-dried virus; “Sitting out is not an option:” Russian bank chiefs on dealing with COVID-19; Moldova’s first female president; Navalny sues Peskov

RA’s Daily Russia News Blast – November 16, 2020

Today in Russia: Yet another new daily COVID-19 record; Pashinyan says he is responsible for the outcome in Nagorno-Karabakh, but also says military should quell protesters; Azerbaijan extends Armenia pull-out deadline outlined in ceasefire agreement as 18 more planes of Russian peacekeepers arrive; Moldova elections: Between East and West; Obama re Putin: “Physically unremarkable”; Kommersant on Trump’s frivolous election legal battles; Echoes of Khabarovsk: “Tomsk may be next to explode” as mayor’s arrest already sees local push-back