|COMMENTARY & REVIEWS
December 2018. "A Country Illegible Even to Itself." Review of The Future is History by Masha Gessen, Inroads #44. [PDF]
July 2018. “Democracy’s Future: Riding the Hegemonic Wave.” The Washington Quarterly 41(2):115-135.
April 27, 2018. "One Word to Improve US Russia Relations." The New Republic
January 16, 2018. "The False Dawn of International Law." War on the Rocks. Review of The Internationalists by Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro.
August 24, 2017. "The Lost Leviathan." The American Interest. Review of Perry Anderson's The H-Word, about the shifting meanings of hegemony. [PDF]
August 12, 2017. "These are the three reasons fascism spread in 1930s America - and might spread again today." Washington Post (The Monkey Cage). [Featured on The Morning Report, New Zealand]
July 14, 2017. "Trump and the Russian Money Trail." The Duck of Minerva. [Featured on Vox.com, National Public Radio, Democracy Now, Steele & Ungar Sirius XM, Urgente 24 (Argentina), La Tercera (Chile) and RTS radio (Switzerland).]
April 6, 2017. "What Monday’s subway bombings mean for Putin’s Russia." Washington Post (The Monkey Cage). On the ways the St. Petersburg subway bombing affects Russian politics and the US-Russia relationship.
March 21, 2017. "How to unfreeze Canada's strategy in Ukraine." Toronto Globe and Mail. Short take: to diminish Putin's influence, forget Russia and focus on building Ukraine.
March 13, 2017. Tanisha Fazal and Seva Gunitsky. "How
Norms Die." Political
Violence At a Glance.
My short take: global norms die when powerful states no longer find
them useful; that doesn't make norms weak, but it does make them brittle.
June 23, 2015. "How do you measure democracy?" Washington Post (The Monkey Cage). Measures of democracy are crucial to get right, both for researchers and for policy-makers. Yet the measures are inherently - and sometimes laughably - bad.
March 30, 2015. "Social media helps dictators, not just protestors." Washington Post (The Monkey Cage). For autocratic governments, social media is not just an obstacle but a way to remain in power.
June 13, 2012. "An Arab Spring in Moscow?" Washington Post (The Monkey Cage). Despite
the recent protests and hopes of some observers, Russia lacks the
structural conditions for an Arab-Spring style
January 17, 2017. Interview on CTV news, discussing US-Russian relations under Trump.
October 21, 2015. Roundtable panel on The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
May 16, 2014. Roundtable panel on The Agenda with Steve Paikin.
March 16, 2014. Interview with CBC News about the Crimean crisis.
March 4, 2014. Interview on Straight Talk with Alex Pierson (Sun News).
March 3, 2014. Interview on Kevin Newman Live (CTV News).
June 13, 2018. Interview with CBC radio on Russia's World Cup.
January 10, 2018. Interview on "The Week with John Stephenson" (UK) about the Russian election. [18:06]
August 15, 2017. Interview with The Morning Report (New Zealand) on Charlottesville & Trump's response.
July 7, 2017. CBC Radio (Trump-Putin meeting at the G-20).
April 3, 2017. CBC Radio (St. Petersburg subway bombing).
August 17, 2016. CBC Radio (Russia and the US elections.)
March 17, 2014. Interview on AM770 Calgary. (Conflict in Ukraine)
March 15, 2014. Interview on Viewpoints w/ Todd van der Hayden (CJAD 800AM).
March 8, 2014. Interview on Viewpoints w/ Todd van der Hayden (CJAD 800AM).
December 4, 2017. "Russia's repeated denials on doping fit Putin's narrative, experts say." USA Today
October 25, 2017. "Russia tweets about 'Nazi' monuments in Canada amid ongoing concerns over political interference." National Post.
September 29, 2017. "Who's Playing Whom on Cambodian Facebook?" Voice of America.
September 15, 2017. "Russian Laundering Probe Puts Trump Tower Meeting in New Light." Bloomberg News.
July 7, 2017: "Officials considered one-on-one meeting between Trudeau and Putin, documents say." Toronto Star.
May 12, 2017: "Canada's spies examining 'vulnerabilities' in election system." Toronto Star.
July 10, 2016: "The Internet was supposed to foster democracy. China has different ideas." Washington Post.
March 25, 2015: "Trans-Eurasian Belt Development superhighway would connect Russia and U.S." CBC News.
February 2, 2015: "The Encyclopedia of the Oil Crash: R is for Russia." Maclean's.
December 15, 2014. "A new cold war: Denmark gets aggressive, stakes huge claim in Race for the Arctic." National Post.
September 6, 2014. "Russia for Beginners." MSN.com.
April 28, 2014. "U.S. Takes Aim at Putin with sanctions on inner circle." The Globe and Mail.
March 14, 2014. "Russia wields $160 billion stick in Crimea sanctions standoff." Bloomberg News.
March 3, 2014. "Europe's dependence on Russian oil and gas makes it hard to enact meaningful trade sanctions." National Post.
February 28, 2014. "Ukraine braced for a military response from Russia, but is it likely? Preparing for total war." National Post.
April 19, 2013. "Boston bombing motive unclear says expert." Globalnews.ca.January 22, 2013. "Obama's second inaugural address deconstructed." National Post.
January 17, 2012. "Web Gang Operating in the Open." The New York Times.