Dance and the state: Research explores ballet training in Ukraine

Ballet training centers of Ukraine successfully resist co-optation by both neo-imperial and nationalist ideologies, forming robust and inclusive dancing communities that in many ways mirror structures of modern Ukrainian society, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

What are the reverberations of Russia’s short-lived mutiny?

In an emergency televised address to the Russian people on Saturday, as Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private army of mercenaries rumbled nearly 500 miles toward Moscow on its “march for justice,” Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the traitors, vowed punishment, and compared the scenario to the turmoil that resulted in the Russian Revolution.

UC San Diego Expert Shares Insights on War in Ukraine

Jesse Driscoll, associate professor of political science at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy and Strategy, has authored a new book, “Ukraine’s Unnamed War.” Driscoll traveled to Ukraine to begin researching the book in 2014. In this Q&A and video, Driscoll discusses how the current conflict emerged from the ragged settlement of 2014-2016 and shares insights on what to expect as the largest war in recent European history grinds forward.

Expert Available: The political implications and importance of Finland’s entry to NATO — what it means for the conflict in Eastern Europe and regional politics

Christian Jensen, Ph.D., is a political science professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He’s an expert on the topic of European affairs, and can answer high-level questions about Finland and its place in European politics following its accession to…

URI professor’s new book looks at internal divisions in Ukraine that contributed to current conflict with Russia

On a Fulbright research trip to Ukraine in 2014, Nicolai Petro had a front row seat to the eruption of the Maidan revolution, which led to the ouster of the country’s president who sought closer ties to Russia.  The revolution also exposed the deep domestic conflict over Ukraine’s national identity between those in the country’s east who honor their Russian heritage and welcome ties to their neighbor and those in the western region who reject everything Russian.

Russian missiles crossed into Poland, killing two people. As the western world confronts this global problem, UNLV professor and Polish native Joanna Kepka can talk about what’s next.

With NATO and the western world deciding on its response to the missiles strikes in Poland, the relations in Europe continue to deteriorate under the threat of expanded war. UNLV political science professor Joanne Kepka was born and raised in…

Missile strikes in Poland — UNLV professor Christian Jensen is an expert in European politics and can talk about what this means for global security.

With the missile strikes over the border of Poland, and U.S. intelligence blaming Russia, the ongoing war in Eastern Europe is getting closer to home for NATO-protected countries. What does this mean for world security? The Ukraine conflict? Western Europe?…

WashU Expert: West must grasp Putin’s worldview to avoid further surprise

To much of the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions leading up to and since the invasion of Ukraine have often appeared unpredictable and illogical. For example, when faced with embarrassing military setbacks, Putin doubled down with a massive military mobilization rather than looking for an exit strategy — as most assumed he would do.

Europe can rapidly eliminate imports of Russian natural gas

Using a new power sector model, a team of researchers, including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York, have proposed a method for Europe to eliminate natural gas imports from Russia.

European energy standoff amid reports of damage to the Nord Stream pipelines. UNLV professor Christian Jensen specializes in the politics of the European Union.

With reports of heightened energy tensions following the escalation of the war in Ukraine, UNLV professor Christian Jensen is a perfect source for answers. He specializes in the politics of the European Union and its neighbors, and his work has…

Intl Relations Expert @Akorobk says Gorbachev seen by West as a Reformer, but Viewed by Many as an Idealist who Destroyed the Soviet Union.

Dr. Andrei Korobkov, an Internal Relations expert at Middle Tennessee State University, whose scholarship focuses on the post-Communist transition, acknowledges that “The death of Mikhail Gorbachev has led to numerous statements by the media, academics, and political figures past and present.”…

GW Expert Available to Discuss the US Suspending Trade Relations with Russia

Susan Aaronson is a research professor of international affairs and director of the GW Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub. She is an expert on international trade and can provide insights into how this move will impact Russia, the U.S.…

Nuclear War Could Trigger Big El Niño and Decrease Seafood

A nuclear war could trigger an unprecedented El Niño-like warming episode in the equatorial Pacific Ocean, slashing algal populations by 40 percent and likely lowering the fish catch, according to a Rutgers-led study. The research, published in the journal Communications Earth & Environment, shows that turning to the oceans for food if land-based farming fails after a nuclear war is unlikely to be a successful strategy – at least in the equatorial Pacific.

Marine Fisheries Will Not Offset Farm Losses after Nuclear War

After a nuclear war, wild-catch marine fisheries will not offset the loss of food grown on land, especially if widespread overfishing continues, according to a Rutgers co-authored study. But effective pre-war fisheries management would greatly boost the oceans’ potential contribution of protein and nutrients during a global food emergency, according to the study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study for the first time explored the effects of nuclear war on wild-catch marine fisheries.

Former U.S. Ambassador available to answer key questions about current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Intense fighting erupted September 27th between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh which may soon escalate to full-scale war. Former U.S. Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh is available to comment on what led to this clash, as well as the growing prospect that…

Banning Covert Foreign Election Interference

The United States is one of the countries that is most susceptible to foreign election interference. To safeguard the U.S. elections in November, Robert K. Knake argues that the United States and other democracies should agree to not interfere in foreign elections.

The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use of technology by authoritarian regimes. Kendall-Taylor’s article “The Digital Dictators: How Technology Strengthens Autocracy,” coauthored with Erica Frantz and Joseph Wright, can be found in the March/April 2020 issue of Foreign Affairs.