The Russia Guy
The Russia Guy
Oct 12, 2018
E62: Alina Polyakova on Life as a D.C. Think Tanker
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Today's guest is Alina Polyakova, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, an adjunct professor of European studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a specialist in far-right populism and nationalism, and Russian foreign policy.Alina and Kevin discussed who’s to blame for Donald Trump’s election, how you take a sociology doctorate and become a Washington think tank expert, and what life is like in the hustle and bustle of the American capital. She explained why she didn’t really like Keith Gessen’s “The Quiet Americans” piece in The New York Times Magazine this May, and talked about Washington’s lack of strategic thinking, when it comes to Russia.Follow Alina on Twitter here: follow her work at the Brookings Institution here: this very podcast“Polyushka Polye” by The Red Army Choir,Олег Анофриев, Бременские музыканты, “Говорят, мы бяки-буки,”“Your Health,” Soyuzmultfilm, 1965, Ivan Aksenchuk,

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