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SlavX in the Media

October 4, 2023
Cooper appears on The Slavic Connexion

January 18, 2023
In the Storms of Transformation: Ulf Brunnbauer on The Slavic Connexion

June 16, 2022
Russian Department's José Vergara Discusses New Book on Podcasts

Feb 22, 2022
"U.S. Imposes new sactions on Russia over Ukraine conflict" - KVUE News

February 5, 2022
Interview with The Slavic Connexion: Mark Baker

July 26, 2021
Interview about Cold War Correspondents: Dina Fainberg

Nov 17, 2020
"Slavic Connexion Interview about Russian Internet Memes" by Eliot Borenstein: "... my favorite interview so far..."

June 1, 2020
ISP Director Steve Slick on The Slavic Connexion

Check out our affiliate podcast "Russian Limbo" on CEPA, narrated by our very own Matthew Orr:
Sparrow discusses General Brent Scowcroft’s legacy on The Slavic Connexion podcast

See also Atlantic Council in the News September 11th, 2020

RANE Analyst Takes Eurasia Expertise to the Airwaves
Aug 27, 2020

If you follow Eurasia geopolitics, the news this month has been flowing fast and furiously. From the accusations that Russian, Alexei Navalny, was poisoned to the ongoing protests in Belarus over the results of its presidential election. Matt Orr is an analyst with RANE. He was a Graduate Fellow at RANE and Stratfor in the summer of 2020, and is also a graduate student at UT Austin pursuing dual Master’s degrees in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Policy Studies. Matt’s take on what’s happening in Eurasia? “It is safe to say the Eurasia is experiencing at least three, potentially interconnected events that pose a threat to regional stability: the unprecedented unrest in the far-eastern city of Khabarovsk, the post-election political crisis on NATO’s doorstep in Belarus, and the suspected poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.” RANE warned clients about the possibility of events like these in both client calls and its geopolitical newsletter, and is providing timely updates on their development via client newsletters. Stratfor offers analysis on such events in a broader geopolitical context and the effects on actors outside the Eurasia region on Threat Lens. Matt also serves as a co-host of the student-run Slavic Connexion podcast about the Eurasia region. In a recent episode, he scored an interview with an interview with Dr. Mark Galeotti, an expert on Russian history and security issues. Their lively conversation, with important insights on Belarus, Russia and more, can be heard here. You can stay focused on what happens next with Stratfor’s Essential geopolitics podcast here. (Podcast listeners can get a discounted subscription to Stratfor Worldview at
World War "C": Covid, Cognitive Dissonance, And Communism (With Markos Kounalakis)
Interview with Markos Kounalakis via The Slavic Connexion
Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses California's early response to Covid-19, the cognitive dissonance of beautiful Hungary, his experience as a journalist in Central and Eastern Europe in the late 80s/early 90s, and much more!
January 30, 2020 News & Announcements

Ke-chin Hsia was featured in the January 4 episode of the Slavic Connexion, a Podcast series produced by graduate students from UT Austin's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies ("It's not typical Texas," as they promise). The interview about his interest in the late Habsburg Empire and his book manuscript was conducted during the ASEEES meeting in San Francisco in November 2019. The full episode can be found here: