Popular Press & Reviews

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CU Boulder Today, "How strong is Putin's Grip on Power? Political scientist weighs in," Sept. 26, 2022

PONARS Commentary, "Illiberalism and Public Opinion Junctures in Russia's War on Ukraine," June 21, 2022

"The War in Ukraine," presentation at Nederland Community Library on May 5, 2022 and Estes Valley Library, May 28, 2022

KOA Newsradio interviews on the Russian war against Ukraine on February 16th, February 18th, and February 24th, March 10th, March 25th, and April 4th

Ukrainathon, 24 hour event hosted by PONARS Eurasia, March 15, 2022

War & Crisis in Ukraine, Roundtable, University of Colorado Boulder, February 28, 2022

Will stagnating social services & the covid-19 pandemic threaten Putin's popularity? It's a definite maybe that demands more survey work. Check out my new article in Orbis (May 2020), and watch my conversation with Professor Chris Miller and Maia Otarashvili at a virtual event with the Foreign Policy Research Institute (July 13, 2020).

Review of Putin's Labor Dilemma by Stephen Crowley in The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review, November 5, 2021

Review of Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policy Making in Russia, By David Szakonyi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Political Science Quarterly. Winter Issue, 2021.

Review of Putin’s People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took on the West, By Catherine Belton. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020. The Russian Review, Vol. 80, No. 2, 2021.

Interview on KOA Newsradio about Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva, June 16, 2021

Find out why Russia may NOT be a normal oil state. Watch my PONARS presentation (May 16, 2021) with Amanda Zadorian.

"Russia's Constitutional Change and Putinism 3.0," Discussion with Professor Chris Miller and Maia Otarashvili at a virtual event with the Foreign Policy Research Institute, July 13, 2020.

"What Does Putin Promise Russians? Russia's Authoritarian Social Policy," Orbis, Volume 64, Issue 3, pp. 390-402, Summer 2020.

Sciences Po Bordeaux, "Sarah Sokhey, Ph.D., Visiting Professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux: Faculty Mobility and Online Teaching in the Time of Covid-19," May 4, 2020

PONARS podcast, February 25, 2019, "Social Policy in Putin's (Last?) Term"

"Reversing Pension Policy in Russia...Again," Foreign Policy Research Institute, August 7, 2018

Interview on KOA Newsradio about Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki, July 18, 2018

"Putin's Re-election Won't Fix Poverty and Pensions," Eurasianet, March 13, 2018; and Geopoliticus, March 15, 2018

"Buying Support? Putin's Popularity and the Russian Welfare State," Foreign Policy Research Institute, February 15, 2018

"Big Lessons about the Global Economy at ASEEES," November 22, 2017.

"Understanding Authoritarian Politics: Insights from ASEEES," November 21, 2017.

"Russian Studies is Thriving at ASEEES," PONARS Eurasia blog, November 20, 2017.

"This is Why the West Should pay Attention to the Drama in Macedonia," Washington Post, May 29, 2017 (with Danilo Gjukovikj)

"Russians are protesting! Part 3: Putin has options, so don't expect change," Washington Post, March 31, 2017