IIR in the media

15.09.2016 | Jan Kovář
Unite tonight, Europe!
On Friday the leaders of 27 states of the European Union will meet in Bratislava for what they call an informal meeting on the future of Europe. Anca Dragu from Rádio Slovákia International discussed the importance of this meeting, as well as the topics on the agenda, with Jan Kovář.
13.09.2016 | Mark Galeotti
Putin's Original Sin
"Seventeen years ago, a series of apartment bombings in Moscow, Buynaksk, and Volgodonsk commenced, killing nearly 300 people and altering the course of Russian history. Mark Galeotti was one of the Power Vertical Podcast's guest looking back at the dramatic, frightening, and disturbing events of September 1999 and asking what do they tell us about Vladimir Putin's Russia today?"
09.09.2016 | Tomáš Profant
Whither Slovak media?
Tomáš Profant comments for Political Critique on the ideological shift in the Slovak mainstream media and what it means for their competitors outside the mainstream
02.09.2016 | Mark Galeotti
Russia is massing troops on Ukraine’s border, but we shouldn’t panic
"Russia is sending tens of thousands of troops to military installations near its border with Ukraine and holding snap military drills, sparking fears that a Russian invasion is imminent. These fears are overblown, however, for one major reason that everyone seems to have overlooked: The Ukrainian military of today is very different from the ramshackle, demoralized force of 2014," Mark Galeotti writes in his article for Vox.
30.08.2016 | Petr Kratochvíl
24.08.2016 | Mark Galeotti
STOLYPIN: Can government reshuffles bring any hope for Russia?
The unexpected removal of Sergei Ivanov from his panoptical position as head of the near-enough-all-powerful Presidential Administration has inevitably created a frenzy of kremlinological speculation. A reshuffle is certainly underway, and there is clearly some longer-term political goal. However, one aspect which has largely been neglected has been how this will affect the governance of Russia in the short term, and the perennially any-day-now prospects of meaningful economic reform - writes Mark Galeotti in his article in bne IntelliNews.
16.08.2016 | Mark Galeotti
10.08.2016 | Mark Galeotti
Spies, Lies, And Head Games
"The use of subterfuge, deception, diversion, and deceit to divide and confuse Western societies has long been part of the Kremlin's international playbook. In recent years, Vladimir Putin's Kremlin has revived and escalated this tactic - and updated it for the digital age. Mark Galeotti as one of the guests of the Power Vertical Podcast of Radio Free Europe looked closely at Russia's active measures and their effectiveness - or ineffectiveness."


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