Is a mutiny attempt the beginning of the end for Putin? CBC Jun 26, 2023
Why Some Ukrainians Aren’t Happy With Navalny’s Oscar Win Time Mar 14, 2023
What history shows: How will the war in Ukraine end? Al Jazeera Mar 2, 2023
The war in Ukraine triggered a reckoning in universities Coda Feb 24, 2023
Is Russia’s anti-war movement changing people’s minds? Coda Feb 16, 2023
What Wagner Group’s ‘Criminal Organization’ Label Means Newsweek Feb 6, 2023
Time Is On Ukraine’s Side, Not Russia’s Just Security Dec 21, 2022
Russia Issues New Threat About Ukraine War as Zelensky Heads to U.S. Newsweek Dec 21, 2022
Putin Gains Little From Taking Bakhmut as Forces Appear to Break Through Newsweek Dec 15, 2022
Canadian Government Tells Hockey Players in Russia, Belarus To Leave High Times Sep 29, 2022
Six months after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, here’s what everyone got wrong Toronto Star Aug 24, 2022
The Re-Sovietization of Russian Universities Times Higher Education Jun 24, 2022
Professor Maria Popova on Twitter, Research and the War in Ukraine McGill Arts Jun 16, 2022
The Ukraine crisis may reinvigorate Eastern European democracies Washington Post May 23
Was NATO Enlargement a Mistake? Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts Foreign Affairs Apr 19, 2022
How Canada can help Ukraine by leading on the world stage Policy Options Mar 31, 2022
Russia Sanctions Put West in ‘Juggling Act’ to End Ukraine War Newsweek Mar 30, 2022
Ukraine Belongs in the EU Journal of Democracy March 2022
Could a neutral status help guarantee Ukraine’s safety? Experts weigh in Global News Mar 18, 2022
Can Russia’s oligarchs help free Brittney Griner? Yahoo Sports Mar 9, 2022
Putin Seems to Sideline Advisers on Ukraine New York Times Feb 26, 2022
Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Is Essentially Not About NATO co-author Just Security Feb 24, 2022
Putin Cannot Erase Ukraine co-author Foreign Affairs Feb 17, 2022
Dangerous Diplomacy: Why Placating Putin Now Could Doom Ukrainian Democracy Later co-author Journal of Democracy Feb 14, 2022
Are Russia and Ukraine really at the brink of war? CBC Radio Sunday Magazine Jan 23, 2022
How escalating Russia-Ukraine crisis could impact Canada Global News Video Jan 26, 2022
Ottawa annonce un train de mesures en appui à Kiev La Presse Jan 26, 2022
‘We do fear an armed conflict in Ukraine,’ Justin Trudeau says Toronto Star Jan 19, 2022
G7 warns Russia of ‘massive consequences’ if Ukraine invaded CBC News The National Dec 2021
Alexei Navalny’s return to Russia — and his arrest — have upended Russian politics Washington Post Jan 28, 2021
Maria Popova (@PopovaProf) is an expert on politics, law and governance in Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and other countries in the post-communist region of Europe.
She is an associate professor of political science and Jean Monnet chair at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her research explores politics and the rule of law, judicial reform, political corruption, populist parties, autocratic legalism, and legal repression of dissent and protest.
Her book Politicized Justice in Emerging Democracies: A Study of Courts in Russia and Ukraine was named the 2012-13 best book on Ukrainian history, politics, language, literature, and culture by the American Association for Ukrainian Studies.
Her current projects deal with the politics of corruption prosecutions, conspiracism in new democracies, reforms in Bulgaria and Ukraine, and Russia’s ongoing aggression towards Ukraine.
Maria holds a PhD in Government from Harvard University. Her work has been published in many political science journals and edited volumes.