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Panel Presentation at NCA Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana.
Nov 17-20, 2022
Invited Research Talk for the World Affairs Council of Greater Reading
June 14, 2023


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Internationalizing Afghan security? Strategic narratives and transnational public sphere (dis)formation in Chinese, Russian, Afghani, and US media

Few studies examine the emergence of transnational public spheres outside of EU contexts and even fewer focus on foreign policy. This study brings together insights from transnational public spheres research and media narrative research in order to reveal the political role of Afghanistan in Russian, Chinese, and Iranian media narratives.

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Understanding Russia’s Disinformation Narratives about Ukraine: A Ratio-Oriented Approach to Strategic Crisis Narratives

Using a qualitative content analysis, this study examined 84 reports from the EUvsDisinfo website regarding Ukraine from April 8, 2021, to September 29, 2022, to explore changes and continuities in narrative ratios across different crisis phases. Using a ratio-oriented approach to political crisis narratives, this study demonstrates that Russia’s disinformation narratives strategically define its narrative ratios to easily exchange one adverse motive for another at the level of system narrative, identity narrative, and policy narrative.

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