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Bear Market Brief Podcast

The Bear Market Brief (BMB) podcast explores politics, economics, and their intersection in Russia, Ukraine, and the post-Soviet space. BMB Russia & Ukraine is a project of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Philadelphia. Visit www.fpri.org/bmb-russia to learn more, or follow us on Twitter @bearmarketbrief or @FPRI.

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The Bear Market Brief (BMB) podcast explores politics, economics, and their intersection in Russia, Ukraine, and the post-Soviet space. BMB Russia & Ukraine is a project of the Foreign Policy Research Institute, a nonpartisan think tank in Philadelphia. Visit www.fpri.org/bmb-russia to learn more, or follow us on Twitter @bearmarketbrief or @FPRI.

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Navalny?

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Jan Matti Dollbaum, Morvan Lallouet, Ben Noble, authors of the book "Navalny: Putin's Nemesis, Russia's Future?" and Eilish Hart, editor of BMB Ukraine, join to discuss all things Alexei Navalny.

You can purchase the book on https://global.oup.com and use ADISTA5 for a 30% discount!

Sep 21 2021

38mins

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Parliamentary, My Dear Watson

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Felix Light stops by to discuss Russia's upcoming Duma elections, what they mean, who's involved, and what to expect.

Sep 09 2021

32mins

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Mishustin Impossible

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Who is Russia's prime minister, anyway? Dr. Fabian Burkhardt joins to explain PM Mishustin's agenda, and what his role means for governance in Russia.

Jun 15 2021

36mins

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Wither Democracy?

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Nick Trickett and Isabel Linzer join to talk freedom, both on the internet and the ballot box, as Russia prepares for elections this fall.

Jun 01 2021

36mins

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Hindsight is 2020

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So what actually happened in Russia this year? Andras Toth-Czifra takes a look back at key trends and a look forward at what to expect in 2021.

Dec 21 2020

33mins

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Sber Me: The Details

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BMB Russia and Ukraine editor in chief Stephanie Petrella joins for a discussion of fintech in Russia and how state-owned giants like Sberbank (aka Sber) are changing the game. Also, how does one "do" a brief?

Dec 16 2020

32mins

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Biden: His Time

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Lincoln Pigman stops by to explore what U.S. Russia policy might look like under the Biden Administration. And was Trump actually good for Russia?

Dec 07 2020

28mins

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Check-In Kyiv

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The Bear Market Brief podcast returns to Ukraine with Fabrice Deprez and Eilish Hart. We discuss local election results and a worsening constitutional crisis, as well as some political economy.

Nov 23 2020

36mins

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Double Crisis Double Feature

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With Kyrgyzstan and Nagorno Karabakh in crisis, Colleen Wood and Jeff Mankoff join to help us break down both.

Oct 26 2020

58mins

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Toxic Effect

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In light of Alexey Navalny’s recent poisoning, Katrina Keegan interviewed human rights activist Vladimir Kara-Murza about his experiences being poisoned in Moscow in 2015 and 2017.

Oct 22 2020

26mins

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The Emperor's New Road

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This week BMB Editor Stephanie Petrella and Eurasia Program Director Chris Miller chat with Jonathan Hillman, Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), about his new book The Emperor’s New Road: China and the Project of the Century (Yale University Press, 2020).

Oct 13 2020

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Return of the Macro

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So how do we actually *do* political risk? Former EIC of BMB Russia Nick Trickett drops by to talk risk, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Russia after COVID.

Oct 06 2020

33mins

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Ukraine is Game to You?

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BMB Ukraine editors Fabrice Deprez and Eilish Hart drop by to tackle how Zelensky is doing, what is going on at Ukraine's embattled anti-corruption agency, and more!

Sep 25 2020

26mins

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Politics for Profit

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In this week's episode, Chris and Stephanie speak with David Szakonyi about his new book "Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policymaking in Russia" which explores why Russian business people choose to leave the private sector, why they contest elections, and what the consequences are for their firms and for society when they win.

Learn more about the book here: https://amzn.to/321Pqib

Aug 18 2020

18mins

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Krai and Punishment

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What's eating Khabarovsk Krai? Kirill Shamiev helps us explore mass protest after the arrest of its governor on suspiciously timed murder charges.

Aug 10 2020

37mins

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The Fiscal Fortress

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FPRI Eurasia Director Chris Miller talks with BMB Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Petrella about COVID in Russia, the government’s economic priorities, and the protests in Khabarovsk.

Aug 06 2020

14mins

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Popular/Populist: Is Putin a Populist?

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Brian Taylor joins for the conclusion of the Popular/Populist series. We evaluate what populism even means, and whether Putin fits into the category.

Jul 27 2020

32mins

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Popular/Populist : Is Putin Popular?

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Yana Govokhovskaia joins for the first part of a two part series where we tackle a key question: is Putin popular? And what does popularity even mean in the Russian political context?

Jul 09 2020

34mins

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We Can Defense If We Want To

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Michael Kofman joins in a foray into all things Russian military.

Jun 29 2020

34mins

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Comrade COVID

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Eurasia Director Chris Miller and BMB Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Petrella talk COVID-19 in Moscow and the regions, the outlook for Russia’s economy, and the Kremlin’s strategy in its constitutional reform campaign.

Jun 23 2020

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