George C. Dimitriou

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Public Discourse in the Russian Blogosphere.

October 19, 2010 By: George Category: Digital World, Russia No Comments →

“Public Discourse in the Russian Blogosphere: Mapping RuNet Politics and Mobilization” is the first release from the Berkman Center’s Russian Internet research project.

For this paper, the authors analyzed Russian blogs to discover networks of discussion around politics and public affairs. Beginning with an initial set of over five million blogs, they used social network analysis to identify a highly active ‘Discussion Core’ of over 11,000. These were clustered according to long term patterns of citations within posts, and the resulting segmentation characterized through both automated and human content analysis. For a list of key findings, an image of the RuNet map, and access to the full paper, please visit:

Russia-Georgia Conflict, and More from CRS.

August 19, 2008 By: George Category: Georgia, Russia No Comments →

Noteworthy new and updated reports from the U.S. Congressional Research Service that have not been made readily available to the public include the following:

· Russia-Georgia Conflict in South Ossetia: Context and Implications for U.S. Interests, August 13, 2008.

· Stability in Russia’s Chechnya and Other Regions of the North Caucasus: Recent Developments, August 12, 2008.

· Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests, updated July 28, 2008.