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Feb
23
What are Russians Saying About the Death of Navalny?

What are Russians Saying About the Death of Navalny?

Our goal was to find out first, how the Kremlin was going to present the story, and second, how ordinary Russians would respond. Would the official story dominate? Or would alternate explanations emerge?
8 min read
Feb
16
Who’s Winning and Losing in Putin’s War Economy?

Who’s Winning and Losing in Putin’s War Economy?

Considering Crimea
5 min read
Feb
12
What’s going on in the Russian presidential election?

What’s going on in the Russian presidential election?

AI tools from FilterLabs uncover trends and turning points
6 min read
Feb
02
Detecting Discontent: A closer look at Russian coverage of the Israel-Hamas war

Detecting Discontent: A closer look at Russian coverage of the Israel-Hamas war

Against a backdrop of widespread pro-government coverage, it can be hard to identify specific propaganda campaigns—and even more difficult to find and exploit dissent.  Difficult, but not impossible.
5 min read
Nov
17
The shifting Jordanian response to the Israel-Gaza crisis

The shifting Jordanian response to the Israel-Gaza crisis

In the days following the October 7th attacks, sentiment scores in articles mentioning Abdullah II fell sharply. Then, in late October, sentiment suddenly shot up again...
2 min read
Oct
19
The Propaganda of Agitation versus the Propaganda of Integration: a brief primer

The Propaganda of Agitation versus the Propaganda of Integration: a brief primer

Beyond its obvious duplicity, the Kremlin’s domestic response to the conflict is a perfect example of what Jacques Ellul called "integrative propaganda," which promotes a passive acceptance of existing norms and social conditions.
4 min read
Oct
11
Photo of the flag of the People's Republic of China (PRC)

Four Similarities Between Chinese and Russian Propaganda ... and One Big Difference

The U.S. Department of State recently released a report on the scope of Chinese information campaigns. We note that the PRC's strategies frequently coincide with the Kremlin’s, and the similarities can tell us much about how authoritarian regimes operate today.
8 min read
Sep
15
Are Russians Getting Fed Up With Sham Elections?

Are Russians Getting Fed Up With Sham Elections?

Discontent may be brewing after an apparent Putin victory
3 min read
Aug
31
Who Killed Yevgeny Prigozhin?

Who Killed Yevgeny Prigozhin?

Monitoring consensus on Russian state and social media
3 min read
Aug
16
Abortion in Russia: a political landscape

Abortion in Russia: a political landscape

Yes, there is a religious angle. But overall, the issue is less politically polarizing than it is in the US and reflects Russians' widespread anxiety over demographic decline.
2 min read