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About Vasily Gatov

Vasily Gatov is visiting fellow at the Center of Communication Leadership and Policy at USC Annenberg, and is a Russian media researcher and author based in Boston. He has over 30 years of professional experience in domestic and international media, as well as media analysis, strategy and development.

Articles by Vasily Gatov

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Research the revenge: what we’re getting wrong about Russia Today

Data-mining and analysis will not reveal what makes Russian propaganda tick.


Over the barriers

Think-tanks, newspapers and state agencies make it their work to ratchet up superpower tension. For Russia and the US, it’s time to transcend these intermediaries and speak face-to-face. Русский

Russia, America, it's time to talk face-to-face

During the late 1980s, superpower leaders demagnitised international confrontation by speaking directly to the other side. Why shouldn't we do this again? Русский

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