In recent years, Russia has been at the crux of a number of colliding world forces. Opposing views on military aid to the now three-year-old conflict in Syria, diplomatic disagreements in the rapidly unfolding protests in Ukraine, and unforeseen success on the international stage at the Sochi Winter Olympics have pushed the resurging superpower to the forefront of international news. Nina Khrushcheva, a professor of international affairs at the Graduate Program in International Affairs and key Russian policy analyst has spent the better part of the last year discussing the political and cultural ramifications of these events.
Khrushcheva recently appeared on “The Power Vertical” Program, where she discussed the resurgence of President Vladimir Putin’s approval ratings, gave her thoughts on Russians’ outdated idea of national history and glory with CBC Radio’s Jian Chomeshi, and explored “what it means to be Russian” on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. That was just in the past two weeks. Since this summer, Khrushcheva has given over 70 interviews on Russia and its bid for international prominence, from MSNBC, Aljazeera, CNN, Radio Free Europe and more.
After yesterday’s closing ceremonies in Sochi, much of the intense scrutiny the world has placed on Russia will fade. However, that will likely not lessen the public’s need for invaluable insight into the strategy and power behind one of the world’s most historically complicated nations.