Podcast: Scoring goals in Putin’s Russia

Does the World Cup put Russia in a striking position for regional resurgence?

Elizabeth Buchanan, Matthew Sussex, Olga Krasnyak, Maya Bhandari, Sharon Bessell

PHOTO: AP/Ale Cabral

Belt and Road, Environment & energy, International relations, Arts, culture & society | Asia, East Asia, The World

15 June 2018

On this week’s podcast, we hear from three Russia experts about the country’s long game for energy expansion, its red cards in international politics, and whether it can regain a home advantage in the Asia-Pacific.

It’s the football and international relations podcast you’ve been waiting for. With the World Cup kicking off this weekend, we bring together three Russia experts to commentate on the world game, Putin and politics. Elizabeth Buchanan, Matthew Sussex, and Olga Krasnyak chat to Policy Forum’s Maya Bhandari about reputation and legitimacy, energy markets and football sponsorships, soft power and Asia-Pacific pivots, and what a post-Putin Russia might look like. Listen here: http://bit.ly/PFPWorldCup

Associate Professor Matthew Sussex is the Academic Director at the National Security College. His main research specialisation is on Russian foreign and security policy.

Dr Elizabeth Buchanan is a Europa Visiting Fellow at the ANU Centre for European Studies, specialising in Russian foreign energy strategy, with a specific research interest in Russian polar strategy.

Dr Olga Krasnyak is a lecturer in International Studies at Underwood International College, Yonsei Univesity, Republic of Korea.

We also catch up with regular show host Sharon Bessell and respond to some of your questions and comments.

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