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Johnson Center conference addresses cyberwarfare and artificial intelligence
April 9, 2018
Most companies are not very well prepared for the weaponizing of cyberspace by foreign governments. That was part of an assessment of the current state of cyberspace by Eric...
Professor Thomas Graham (right); and Professor Stephen Hanson (left)
April 9, 2018
On March 18, in a landslide victory of over 76 % of the votes, Vladimir Putin extended his time in office for another six years. Thomas Graham, Senior Lecturer in Russian...
Professor Fred Strebeigh on Defending Russian Nature
April 6, 2018
A number of images has lately been associated with Russia—invasion of Crimea, European energy security, election hacking— but “environmental protectionism” is not one of them...
God Is a Russian
April 5, 2018
“Politics is the art of identifying and neutralizing the enemy.” —Ivan Ilyin, 1948 The Russian looked Satan in the eye, put God on the psychoanalyst’s couch, and understood...
President Vladimir Putin
March 19, 2018
To no one’s surprise, on Sunday Vladimir Putin was reelected to a fourth term as president of Russia. Originally scheduled for March 11 but rescheduled last year to March 18...
Russian Journalist Provides a Fresh View of Moscow’s Politics
March 2, 2018
“In a physical sense, traveling from Moscow to New York is easy. In a political sense, it feels like going to a different planet,” said Russian journalist Mikhail Rostovsky...
Rita Safariants, Assistant Professor of Russian, St. Olaf College
March 1, 2018
“Can music change the world?” is the question Tomek Lipiński, a co-founder of a Polish punk band Brygada Kryzys, is faced with at the end of the film Beats of Freedom. At the...