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Book Listed on


I discussed the textbooks I use in teaching on here. My author page and my book is also listed here.

Interview on “Populism in Russia” by the CDIS.

The Conversation in Development Studies (CDIS), managed by the Center for New Economic Studies (CNES) at O.P. Jindal Global University interviewed me for their special edition on Populism. We discussed Russian populism, how its current leaders are not truly populist, and the impact of the Russian-Ukraine War. Read about it here.

Second Asian Summer School, June 2022

I attended the 2nd Asian Summer School on Political Parties and Democracy in Asia between 20-26 June 2022.  It is held at the OSCE Academy HQ in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. I spoke on democracy promotion and discussed the themes in my book. We took a group photo here!


I presented Guest Lecture on “A realistic take on Democracy Promotion”, in Fernando Casal Bertoa’s course. “From Dictatorship to Democracy – and Back?”, University of Nottingham, 9-5-22.

Foreign Aid and Democracy


Book Talk with Bruce Bueno De Mesquita, Chicago Center of Democracy, University of Chicago,

2 December 2022.  

Watch it on Vimeo here.

On the Ukranian War, 2022


Russia Ukraine Crisis Explained: The Role of the West, Interviewed by Ritwij Shandilya, The Prode, March 21, 2022.

Watch it on youtube here.

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