Newswise — With Russia having been at the center of the 2016 presidential election--and a focal point of both the Clinton and Trump campaigns—President-elect Trump’s victory means we are potentially entering a period of change in U.S. relations with Russia.
NYU’s Joshua Tucker, director of the Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, is available for comment on these and other matters, including: the evolution of US-Russian relations under a Trump administration, the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, Russia’s evolving strategy vis a vis Europe and the West, and Russian domestic politics as the country moves towards its scheduled 2018 presidential election.
Tucker, who has briefed congressional staffers on U.S.-Russia relations and on the country’s politics, is also co-director of NYU’s Social Media and Political Participation Lab and co-author of the politics and policy blog, the Monkey Cage, hosted by the Washington Post.
He is the author of Regional Economic Voting: Russia, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, 1990-1999 and the forthcoming Communism’s Shadow: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Political Attitudes, co-authored with Grigore Pop-Eleches.
Reporters interested in speaking with Tucker should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or [email protected].
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