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CEES book talk with author Margaret Jacob, UCLA, History. Discussant: Gregory Clark, UC Davis, Economics.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10383 Bunche Hall

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Putin's gamble leaves him with bad choices

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"By supplying weapons to the rebel militias, with their strange mix of intelligence agents, local thugs and trigger-happy Russian volunteers, Putin made himself a hostage to their brutish blundering," says UCLA political scientist Dan Treisman in a CNN editorial.

Elite political practice trumps economic and social change in Russia

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

UCLA historian Arch Getty contends that an archaic system of personal, patrimonial power has continued uninterrupted in Russia since at least the 17th century.

Empire of the steppe: Russia's colonial experience on the Eurasian frontier

Monday, May 05, 2014

Historian Michael Khodarkovsky offered insight into Russia’s colonial rule in the Eurasian steppe and its implications for the current crisis in Ukraine during a Eurasian Empires and Central Asian Peoples seminar.

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