This newsletter brings you news about Russia’s economy, politics, business climate, and political risk environment. It features a twice-weekly news brief and strives to be a resource for specialists and generalists, a platform for analysis, particularly for emerging area experts and academics, and a space for even-handed, fact-based conversations in hopes of improving Russia/Eurasia analysis and coverage. Recently we expanded this initiative by adding BMB Ukraine, which is led by FPRI Associate Scholar, Fabrice Deprez, who is currently based in Kiev.
Monthly project updates. FIE 2020 was born out of lessons learned from the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As Russia, Iran and China habitually use state media apparatuses to publish propaganda, the project seeks to understand the general thrust of such efforts and assess the magnitude of any overt or subtle election influence efforts they contain.