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Russia’s A Terrible Country

Guest: Keith Gessen on America’s Russia Hands and his novel A Terrible Country published by Viking.

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Surveillance Valley

Guest: Yasha Levine on Surveillance Valley: The Secret Military History of the Internet published by Public Affairs Books.

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Russian Literature and Terrorism

Guest: Lynn Patyk on Written in Blood: Revolutionary Terrorism and Russian Literary Culture published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria

GuestMaxim Suchkov, editor of Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast coverage, on Russia, Israel, Iran and Syria.

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Russians on Trump

Guest: Laurence Bogoslaw on Russians on Trump: Press Coverage and Commentary published by Eastview.

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A Memoir of Misadventures in Moscow

Guest: Michael Idov on Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin’s Moscow published by Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

Comment on Keith Gessen’s The Quiet Americans

My thoughts on Keith Gessen’s “The Quiet Americans Behind the U.S.-Russia Imbroglio” as an opening salvo in the need to deconstruct the discourses of the “Russia Hand.”

Putinomics

Guest: Chris Miller on Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia published by the University of North Carolina Press.

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