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As Russia sinks deeper into economic crisis, the political games being played in that country have become increasingly alarming and difficult to interpret. The latest is a series of pointed threats against the political opposition, issued by Ramzan Kadyrov, the hardline leader of Chechnya. What is Mr. Kadyrov playing at, what does he hope to gain, and why does the ...
Professor Stefan Hedlund
Various forms of social media have played vital roles in inspiring the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011. But are they enough to sustain popular uprisings – or are activists and leaders as vital as ever? This report examines the role of social media in mobilising popular opinion.
Geopolitics: Social media mobilises popular opinion but p...
Barun S. Mitra