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Williams Discusses NATO Options Regarding Russia, Ukraine in AC Blog

January 28, 2022
"If Russia boosts its aggression against Ukraine, here’s what NATO could do," written by Associate Professor of Public Administration and International Affairs Michael John Williams, was published in the Atlantic Council's New Atlanticist blog. 

See related: NATO, Russia, Ukraine

Williams Talks to BBC Newshour About Russian Cybercriminals

November 18, 2021
Associate Professor Michael John Williams is interviewed by BBC Newshour "Cybersecurity: wanted criminals living freely in Russia," beginning at 7:56.

See related: Data Privacy, Russia

Williams Piece on Handling of Russian Cyberattacks Published in Foreign Policy

November 11, 2021
According to Associate Professor Michael John Williams, the U.S. needs a new legal doctrine to handle state-tolerated attacks. Read more in his piece, "Make Russia Take Responsibility for Its Cybercriminals," published in Foreign Policy.

Taylor explores impact of Putin’s new constitution in Foreign Affairs

April 13, 2021
"Putin’s solution to the 2024 problem was for his own benefit, but it also was designed to reassure Russia’s political and economic elite. They were dreading a potentially treacherous succession crisis that might put their power, wealth, and freedom at risk," writes Brian Taylor, professor of political science. "Resetting Putin’s presidential clock does little for the Russian people, however."

Murrett talks to Fox News about Russia's Arctic build-up

April 8, 2021
"Russia is developing a series of weapons that are very concerning from the standpoint of the United States," says Vice Adm. Robert B. Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. "The Arctic is actually smaller and just a terrific shortcut whether you're in an aircraft, whether you're underneath the surface of the ocean, and also for intercontinental ballistic missiles, this goes back to the Cold War."

Taylor weighs in on US-Russia relations under Biden in RFE/RL article

October 27, 2020

Clearer messaging could mean that "on certain issues, U.S. policy might be tougher than it has been under Trump," says Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor. "But it also might mean that in certain areas, it's easier to see possible so-called 'win-win' solutions that just aren't on the table now because of how dysfunctional the process has become." 

Khalil discusses the Syrian war, Russia in USA Today

March 13, 2020

"Moscow views the Syrian civil war as a foreign-influenced crisis that threatens the broader Middle East region and its interests there and at home," says Osamah Khalil, associate professor of history.

Taylor discusses Putin and Russia's future on BYUradio

February 10, 2020

Brian Taylor, professor of political science, claims Russians live in a sort of "electoral authoritarianism," where the election looks democratic on the surface with multiple parties, but "enough is done through the manipulation of the rules and control of the media to make sure the favorite candidate always wins."

See related: Government, Russia

Taylor quoted in Washington Post article on Putin's post-presidency plans

January 17, 2020

"Since Putin cannot remain as president after 2024 under the current rules, he needs to change the rules. This will potentially allow him to remain the dominant political actor even if he leaves the presidency," says Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor.

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Taylor weighs in on Putin's constitutional reforms in Vox article

January 16, 2020

Brian Taylor, professor and chair of political science, says "he's [Russian president Vladimir Putin] leaving the presidency, but he’s almost certainly going to take some other position and try and stay on."

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