Bear Market Brief Podcast

The Bear Market Brief (BMB) podcast explores politics, economics, and their intersection in Russia, Ukraine, and the post-Soviet space. Subscribe here

Hindsight is 2020

So what actually happened in Russia this year? Andras Toth-Czifra takes a look back at key trends and a look forward at what to expect in 2021. Subscribe to the BMB podcast on iTunes Click here to subscribe to...

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Sber Me: The Details

BMB Russia and Ukraine editor in chief Stephanie Petrella joins for a discussion of fintech in Russia and how state-owned giants like Sberbank (aka Sber) are changing the game. Also, how does one “do” a brief? Subscribe to the...

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Biden: His Time

Lincoln Pigman stops by to explore what U.S. Russia policy might look like under the Biden Administration. And was Trump actually good for Russia?  Subscribe to the BMB podcast on iTunes Click here to subscribe to BMB Russia &...

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Check-In Kyiv

The Bear Market Brief podcast returns to Ukraine with Fabrice Deprez and Eilish Hart. We discuss local election results and a worsening constitutional crisis, as well as some political economy. ...

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Double Crisis Double Feature

With Kyrgyzstan and Nagorno Karabakh in crisis, Colleen Wood and Jeff Mankoff join to help us break down both. Subscribe to the BMB podcast on iTunes Click here to subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine...

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Toxic Effect

In light of Alexey Navalny’s recent poisoning, Katrina Keegan interviewed human rights activist Vladimir Kara-Murza about his experiences being poisoned in Moscow in 2015 and 2017. Click here to subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine...

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The Emperor’s New Road

This week BMB Editor Stephanie Petrella and Eurasia Program Director Chris Miller chat with Jonathan Hillman, Director of the Reconnecting Asia Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), about his new book The Emperor’s New Road:...

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Return of the Macro

So how do we actually *do* political risk? Former EIC of BMB Russia Nick Trickett drops by to talk risk, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Russia after COVID. Click here to subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine...

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Ukraine is Game to You?

BMB Ukraine editors Fabrice Deprez and Eilish Hart drop by to tackle how Zelensky is doing, what is going on at Ukraine’s embattled anti-corruption agency, and more!  Be sure to subscribe to BMB Russia & Ukraine here...

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Politics for Profit

In this week’s episode, Chris and Stephanie speak with David Szakonyi about his new book “Politics for Profit: Business, Elections, and Policymaking in Russia” which explores why Russian business people choose to leave the private sector, why they contest...

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