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Political Homophobia As A State Strategy In Russia, Nikita Sleptcov Jan 2018

Political Homophobia As A State Strategy In Russia, Nikita Sleptcov

Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective

This article examines the current state strategy of political homophobia used by the Russian government to create a sense of national identity by scapegoating Russian homosexuals as "foreign agents," reinforcing the power of the governing elite, and distracting people's attention from government misconduct.


God And Caesar In Symbiosis: Russian Church And State Relationship, Kyle Chapman Jan 2018

God And Caesar In Symbiosis: Russian Church And State Relationship, Kyle Chapman

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Using primarily news articles from 2000-2018, legislation of the Russian state, and official stances of the Russian Orthodox Church. I seek to answer what motives are at play in the relationship between the Russian state under President Putin and Russian Orthodox Church. Literature on the subject views the relationship as one in which the Church is a mere tool of the state. Viewing it in this way restricts analyses through the lens of the Russian state’s domestic and international interests. This view underappreciates that the Russian Orthodox Church is an institution with its own ends. Through an examination of ...


Government And The Intelligence Community: A Case Study On Russia And The United States Government's Effect On Intelligence Systems, Jessica M. Lago Jan 2018

Government And The Intelligence Community: A Case Study On Russia And The United States Government's Effect On Intelligence Systems, Jessica M. Lago

Honors Undergraduate Theses

The United States and Russia are two major superpowers with governments that are run in different manners. Central to a government's and country's defense is their intelligence systems. The intelligence systems of these two countries are run as part of the government and are integral to its functioning. The purpose of this thesis is to discuss how both the governments and intelligence systems are structured and do they coincide with their respective systems. Using a case study on the United States and Russia, their intelligence systems and governments a comparison was drawn. While looking at the history of ...


Putin's Chosen People: Theories Of Russian Jewish Policy, 2000-2017, Benjamin Parker Dec 2017

Putin's Chosen People: Theories Of Russian Jewish Policy, 2000-2017, Benjamin Parker

Honors Theses (PPE)

Despite support from and for right-wing elements and a deep-seeded national history of anti-Semitism, the policies of the Russian government under Vladimir Putin have been markedly devoid of anti-Semitism. Appeals to nationalist, imperialist, and Eurasianist ideologies, pragmatic politics, and foreign policy concerns fail to explain these policies adequately. The biography of Putin himself, which includes influential, positive relationships with Jews, provides a better explanation. The personalized influence of the president on Jewish policy suggests a personalized, hyper-centralized regime generally.


Soviet/Russian Military Capabilities: Assessing Tech, Manpower, & Loyalty, Karin Shmulevich Apr 2016

Soviet/Russian Military Capabilities: Assessing Tech, Manpower, & Loyalty, Karin Shmulevich

CUREJ - College Undergraduate Research Electronic Journal

Since the Imperialist times of Peter the Great, Russia’s military ideology has been largely predicated on the goal of creating a large and powerful army. In an attempt to gain territory and prestige, a nation’s military strength was often reduced to a mere game of numbers in order to overpower the opposing side. Of course, weapons and tactics were also involved, but they meant nothing without the men who were needed to utilize them and perform accordingly. Overtime, as new threats began to emerge and a different international dynamic began to form with improved technological systems and weaponry ...


Russian Anti-Americanism, Public Opinion And The Impact Of The State-Controlled Mass Media, Natalie Manaeva Rice Dec 2015

Russian Anti-Americanism, Public Opinion And The Impact Of The State-Controlled Mass Media, Natalie Manaeva Rice

Doctoral Dissertations

From 2011 to 2015, a rise in anti-Americanism was strongly reflected in Russian public opinion during President Vladimir Putin’s third term. The study examined the phenomenon of anti-Americanism in Russia and the role of state-controlled mass media in promoting anti-American attitudes. Statistical analysis of polls conducted in Russia by the Pew Research Center in 2012 demonstrated that anti-Americanism in Russian society should not be treated as a monolithic phenomenon. A segment of the Russian populace held a strong and deep-seated anti-American ideological bias that affected its perception of everything related to the United States. Other sentiments, however, fit a ...


Analysis - Toward A New American Military., Adam Lowther, Jan Kallberg Oct 2012

Analysis - Toward A New American Military., Adam Lowther, Jan Kallberg

Jan Kallberg

In releasing the United States Department of Defense’s (DoD) Sustaining U.S. Global Leadership: Priorities for 21st Century Defense and Defense Budget Priorities and Choices in January 2012, President Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta offered a rationale for the administration’s reductions in defense spending. By stating that the shift in strategic direction is an effort to “put our fiscal house in order” and a response to the 2011 Budget Control Act, which requires DoD to reduce spending by $487 billion between fiscal years 2012 and 2021, the United States’ NATO partners in Europe were given ...


Institutional Engineering In A Managed Democracy: The Party System In Russia’S Regions Since 2003, Christian Alexander Peyton May 2012

Institutional Engineering In A Managed Democracy: The Party System In Russia’S Regions Since 2003, Christian Alexander Peyton

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

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Gypsy Curse Or Gypsy Cursed: An Attempt To Isolate “Roma-Phobia” In The United Kingdom And Russia, Alina Larisa Shvartsman Apr 2012

Gypsy Curse Or Gypsy Cursed: An Attempt To Isolate “Roma-Phobia” In The United Kingdom And Russia, Alina Larisa Shvartsman

Featured Research

More commonly known as “gypsies,” the Roma represent a subgroup of the “Romani” people, characterized by migrant lifestyles and transient living patterns. The Roma make up any where from 8 to 14 million people worldwide. History has shown that despite their presence around the world they are among one of most disadvantaged minorities around the world—on need only look at the Nazi regime in Germany to gain some insight as to their treatment over the course of history. While this marks the apex of discrimination against the Roma, they continue to face widespread prejudice. The Roma are treated unfavorably ...


Booms And Busts: Russia And Its Oil, 1970 To 2011 And Beyond, Cliff Gaddy Apr 2011

Booms And Busts: Russia And Its Oil, 1970 To 2011 And Beyond, Cliff Gaddy

Lectures/Events (BMW)

For 40 years Russia’s domestic economic and political development and its foreign policy ambitions have been driven by the varying fortunes of its oil and gas wealth. The story continues to play out today, with crucial global consequences. Russia remains the world’s largest producer of oil and gas. It holds the third largest foreign exchange reserves in the world. Understanding the role of Russia’s energy wealth is key to understanding what role the country may play in world energy security and geopolitics in the years ahead.


Trends. The Psychology Of Treaty Compliance, Editor Apr 2002

Trends. The Psychology Of Treaty Compliance, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the psychological and political context of national compliance with treaties.


Trends. Of Missile Defense And Defense By Metaphor, Editor Jun 2001

Trends. Of Missile Defense And Defense By Metaphor, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the use of metaphor in public discourse, using the ABM Treaty and missile defense issues between Russian and the United States as context.


The Mind-Body Problem: A Tuberculosis/Tobacco Example, Editor May 2001

The Mind-Body Problem: A Tuberculosis/Tobacco Example, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates two conflicts between what is, perhaps, best for the mind and best for the body.


Trends. Red Blues: The Psychology Of National Anthems, Editor Dec 2000

Trends. Red Blues: The Psychology Of National Anthems, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the political and psychological aspects of music using the Russian national anthem as an example.


Trends. Politics And Psychology: The Effect Of Political Transition On Russian Families, Editor Aug 2000

Trends. Politics And Psychology: The Effect Of Political Transition On Russian Families, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article examines the work of Dr. Alexander Shapiro of Moscow, the Russian Federation, and a paper he presented at the 108th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC. The paper discussed the effects of political transition on Russian family life.


Trends. Transference Tango And Projections On Vladimir Putin, Editor Mar 2000

Trends. Transference Tango And Projections On Vladimir Putin, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses the Russian presidential election of Vladimir Putin.


Trends. Chechnya As Projective Container, Editor Jan 2000

Trends. Chechnya As Projective Container, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article discusses and evaluates the views of political observers of Russian activities in Chechnya.


Trends. When Russian Weakness Equates To Strength: Money Laundering, Chechnya, And The Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor Oct 1999

Trends. When Russian Weakness Equates To Strength: Money Laundering, Chechnya, And The Proliferation Of Weapons Of Mass Destruction, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The article discusses the aspects of globalization.


Trends. The Pros And Cons Of Decapitation: An Example From Dagestan, Editor Oct 1999

Trends. The Pros And Cons Of Decapitation: An Example From Dagestan, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article explores the pros and cons of destroying or severely degrading the strategic command, control, and communication (C3) assets of a politico-military adversary--i.e., decapitation.


Explorations In Causality And Causal Attributions: Russians On The Murder Of Galina Starovoitova, Editor Dec 1998

Explorations In Causality And Causal Attributions: Russians On The Murder Of Galina Starovoitova, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

This article illustrates the complexities of attributing psychological import to causal attributions. The recent murder of a Russian psychologist/politician is employed as a socio-emotive backdrop.


Trends. The Ins And Outs Of Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Case Of Georgia, Editor Apr 1998

Trends. The Ins And Outs Of Nuclear Nonproliferation: The Case Of Georgia, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses the strong case that can be made that the essence of all foreign policy matters involves the most basic of psychological boundaries: between the "me" and "not me".


Trends. Danger For The New Capitalists: Russian Ballistic Missile Aid To Iran Aug 1997

Trends. Danger For The New Capitalists: Russian Ballistic Missile Aid To Iran

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

The author discusses Russian material and technological aid towards Iranian ballistic missile development.


Trends. Nato Expansion: The Ins And The Outs Of It, Editor Jul 1997

Trends. Nato Expansion: The Ins And The Outs Of It, Editor

International Bulletin of Political Psychology

With NATO leaders in Madrid inviting Poland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary to join the alliance, there is still controversy. This controversy concerns not only which countries should be invited to join now and in the future, but also whether NATO should be expanded at all.