Special: Camden Conference 3/17/15

Producer/Host: Jim Campbell

Issue: Foreign Relations

Program Topic: Politics of the Past in Putin’s Russia; and The Russian Economy and Its Influence on Politics

Key Discussion Points:
a) Why the recent upsurge of nationalism in Russia?
b) How do Russians view the war in Ukraine?
c) Why are Putin’s approval ratings so consistently high?

Guests: Nina Tumarkin, Prof. of History, Wellesley College; and Daniel Treisman, Prof. of Political Science,

UCLA

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