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School of Politics and IR academics share expertise with the media

Academics from the School of Politics and International Relations have made several appearances in the media in recent weeks offering expert analysis on the conflict in Ukraine. We provide an overview of some of their activity:

Tyler Kustra

Tyler is an expert in economic sanctions and has been providing commentary in the media over the past few weeks as tensions between Russia and Ukraine grew. More recently Tyler has made several appearances on TV and radio and contributed to a number of news pieces, including a discussion on BBC Radio Kent on the developing conflict. You can listen back to Tyler's appearance from 3:10:58. In another radio appearance, Dr Kustra discussed sanctions on Russia on BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room. Hear Tyler from 11:11. 

He also contributed to the Associated Press article Russia eyes sanctions workarounds in energy, gold, crypto and CNN's Sanctions will put Russia's 'fortress' economy to the test.

Bettina Renz

Bettina Renz is a Professor of International Security with research expertise is Russian security and defence policy in the post-Cold war era. On Tuesday 1 March she appeared on BBC Radio Nottingham to answer listeners' questions on the growing crisis. Hear Bettina from 2:09:06.

Professor Renz, who is a member of the Centre for the Study of Subversion, Unconventional Interventions and Terrorism, has also appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the motives of Putin - listen from 47:30 - and on an episode of BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room discussing military tactics on Thursday 3 March.

You can read her expert analysis in the recent news articles Russia's revamped military learns for failures of the past and "Ukraine is knocking at a door that nobody intends to open": NATO-Defense Reform Cooperation since 2014.

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Posted on Tuesday 8th March 2022

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