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July 25, 2016 No.
471

The Russian Media Studies Project - January-July 2016

Though MEMRI has dealt since its inception with the Arab and Muslim world, the concept on which it is based does not apply only to this arena. On the contrary: MEMRI's founding concept is that wherever there is conflict among nations, societies, cultures, or religions, gaining a deep understanding of this conflict depends on access to a wide array of primary source materials - from media, to understand the current public discourse; from schoolbooks, to understand the future; and from religious texts wherever religion plays a substantial role in the lives of individuals and of society.

This is why MEMRI's motto has always been "Bridging the Language Gap." For years, MEMRI has realized this vision by publishing analysis and translations from Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, Urdu, and Pashto into English and other languages, in order to inform media, academia, legislatures, and governments. In January 2016, MEMRI began to undertake this challenging mission with respect to Russia, and these four booklets present the product of the first seven months of the MEMRI Russia Media Studies Project (RMSP).

You can review the first seven months (January-July 2016) of the MEMRI RMSP's output by downloading the following four booklets:

To download this booklet, click here.

The first booklet provides a table of contents for all MEMRI RMSP output during January- July 2016. The table covers the following topics:

The Russian leadership's political outlook, Russia's relations with the U.S., NATO and the EU, Brexit, Russia's military and political involvement in Syria, Russia's relations with Iran and Turkey, Russian national security and defense policy, Russia's domestic and economic policy, the 2016 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Central Asia, and Russia's relations with its religious minorities.

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The second booklet provides a table of contents for all MEMRI RMSP reports focusing on Russia-NATO relations, from January to July 2016. The booklet, which is an overview of the emerging conflict between Russia and NATO, is subdivided into the following topics:

The outcome of the NATO Summit in Warsaw (July 8-9, 2016), the NATO-Russia Council (NRC), NATO's enlargement, NATO's ballistic missile defense system in Europe, Russia's diplomatic and military response to NATO's military presence in Eastern Europe, The western perception of the Russian threat, and the anti-NATO indoctrination in Russia. The booklet provides as well a table of contents for the MEMRI Russia-NATO Update monthly review.

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The third booklet provides a table of contents for the MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project's weekly review, Russia This Week (RTW), from May to July. The review covers the latest Russia-related news and analysis from media in Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. The booklet covers the following topics:

Russia's relations with the U.S., NATO and Eastern European countries, sanctions on Russia, Russia's relations with China and Japan, the Arctic, Russia's relations with Middle Eastern countries, human rights in Russia, media freedom in Russia, and Russia's soft power.

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The fourth booklet provides a table of contents for all MEMRI RMSP reports focusing on Russian political cartoons. The booklet is subdivided into the following topics:

Anti-U.S. cartoons, cartoons on NATO, cartoons on Turkey, and cartoons on Syria.

You can view previous and current RMSP reports on the MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project website.

You can also follow the MEMRI RMSP on Facebook and Twitter.

To subscribe to the MEMRI Russian Media Project, click here.