The Daily Vertical: Zhirinovsky’s Russia

April 13, 2016

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. Viewers can suggest topics via Twitter @PowerVertical or on the Power Vertical Facebook page. A transcript of today’s Daily Vertical can be found here.

Winter On Fire: The Unifying and Inspiring Lesson From Ukraine’s Maidan Revolution

January 21, 2016

It has been two years since Maidan Square in Kiev burned during the police crackdown on pro-EU protesters, and yet the memory of events there still burns bright in the hearts and minds of many in Ukraine and beyond. Now “Winter On Fire,” a documentary about Ukraine’s Euromaidan protest movement, has been nominated for an […]

Israel And Russia Are Coordinating In Syria, But Is The Kremlin Arming Hezbollah?

January 14, 2016

Is Russia giving rockets to Hezbollah? Did Israel tell Russia it was conducting airstrikes against Hezbollah’s leadership? When did the conflicts in the Middle East start, and what did Obama mean when he said Russia was “propping up” Ukraine? This week, Boston college professor Matt Sienkiewicz and The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller speak with […]

Russia, Iran, And Nuclear Proliferation – Interpreter Podcast

January 8, 2016

This week Boston College Professor Matt Sienkiewicz is joined by The Interpreter’s managing editor James Miller and journalist David Patrikarakos to discuss the Iran nuclear deal, Russian neo-Eurasianism, North Korea, and the Russia’s role in the Middle East. Additional Reading: – Nuclear Iran: The Birth of an Atomic State – How can we avoid nuclear […]

The Interpreter’s Year-End “Ask Us Anything” Podcast

December 31, 2015

Can Russia afford its military adventures in Ukraine and Syria? Can the Russian economy continue to grind along if oil is less than $50 a barrel? Has Putin’s authoritarianism reached its lowest point, or can things get worse for Russia? Is there a scenario where civilians stop being targets for Russian and Syria airstrikes? Our […]