Feb 25 • 17M

Maria Repnikova on Ukraine, and Chinese soft power

Beijing, Moscow, and Africa, after the Olympics

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Just hours before Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, I spoke to political scientist Maria Repnikova, who studies communication and politics in non-democratic regimes. 

We talked by video call about her new book, Chinese Soft Power, the Olympics and the Ukraine crisis.

You can find a video version of the recording on Youtube, there is a highly abridged text version of the Q&A on SupChina, and Maria’s website is here.