The Burn Bag – National Security and Foreign Policy Redefined

Who is Russia?: Identity, Nationalism, and Autocracy with Professor Yoshiko Herrera

June 21, 2022 A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal Episode 120
Who is Russia?: Identity, Nationalism, and Autocracy with Professor Yoshiko Herrera
The Burn Bag – National Security and Foreign Policy Redefined
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The Burn Bag – National Security and Foreign Policy Redefined
Who is Russia?: Identity, Nationalism, and Autocracy with Professor Yoshiko Herrera
Jun 21, 2022 Episode 120
A'ndre Gonawela and Ryan Rosenthal

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In this episode, A'ndre speaks to Professor Yoshiko Herrera about the Russian state, its people, and autocratic leader, Vladimir Putin. Professor Herrera begins by breaking down how she understands Russia  and why it is not a democracy and how the turbulence of the 1990s helped cement Putin's power. She also addresses whether or not the Russian people prefer "strongman" leaders and how glimmers of democracy exist, particularly online. The conversation then moves to Russian identity and history, noting how Putin's revisionism has been used to justify authoritarianism at home and invasion abroad. The episode concludes with the Professor's analysis fo Russia's war against Ukraine, its costs, and what a post-Putin Russia may look like. 

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In this episode, A'ndre speaks to Professor Yoshiko Herrera about the Russian state, its people, and autocratic leader, Vladimir Putin. Professor Herrera begins by breaking down how she understands Russia  and why it is not a democracy and how the turbulence of the 1990s helped cement Putin's power. She also addresses whether or not the Russian people prefer "strongman" leaders and how glimmers of democracy exist, particularly online. The conversation then moves to Russian identity and history, noting how Putin's revisionism has been used to justify authoritarianism at home and invasion abroad. The episode concludes with the Professor's analysis fo Russia's war against Ukraine, its costs, and what a post-Putin Russia may look like. 

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Your go-to listen for fascinating interviews and discussions about human rights today

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