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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to KosovaPress

In the interview, IGA Chairperson talks about the impact of the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine on the international order; its likely repercussions for the Balkans; the trajectory of Western policy, including further military commitment. You can watch the video in English here. 

International Conference: Russian Influence in the Balkans in the Midst of the Ukraine War

The conference was organized by the Geopost and took place in Pristina, Kosovo. Key insights and concerns from leading experts and diplomats of the region were related to the impact of Russian aggression on the Europeanization and security of Balkan countries. Dr. Rumena Filipova spoke about the Kremlin’s influence operations in Southeast Europe with a …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova speaks to the Bulgarian National Radio about the Kremlin’s war on Ukraine

In an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, Dr. Rumena Filipova pointed out that in addition to its military aggression in Ukraine, Russia is intensifying the propaganda war in the direction of historical disinformation. Beijing and Moscow are likely to continue to come closer to each other. You can listen to the interview (in Bulgarian) …

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Blog post: Breaking theoretical and empirical boundaries in democracy research

In a blog post for the European Consortium for Political Research, Dr. Gergana Dimova argues in favor of overcoming the disciplinary clash between comparative politics and democratic theory. Accordingly, holistic knowledge can strengthen the rigor and link between theoretical assumptions and empirical evidence in democracy research. You can read the full article here. 

Below the Radar podcast – Simon Fraser University Vancity Office of Community Engagement

Dr. Rumena Filipova spoke to host Am Johal for the Below the Radar podcast. The conversation features a preview of Dr. Filipova’s forthcoming book and a discussion of the causes of nationalism in Central Europe; the similarities and differences of Russian (media) influence in Europe; the confluence of Russia’s and China’s ideas and activities; and …

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Dr. Rumena Filipova comments on the Russia-West standoff over Ukraine on TV Europe

In an interview for TV Europe, Dr. Rumena Filipova argues that the current standoff over Ukraine has to be looked at through the prism of the history of Russia-West relations at least since 1989. The clash over NATO expansion is a manifestation of the larger development of ideational incompatibility. Moscow reacts emotionally to the expansion …

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Blog post: Towards a global and multi-dimensional response to disinformation

Dr. Rumena Filipova has taken part in the International Visitor Leadership Program on media responsibility in an age of disinformation, organized by the US Department of State. In a blog post for CRDFGlobal, she outlines key insights emerging from discussions among leading American media specialists and IVLP fellows from around the world on how to …

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