PSCI 3440 - Sources

PSCI 3440

RUSSIAN AND CENTRAL

ASIAN POLITICS

 

RESEARCH GUIDELINES

Guidance for Researching Your Role

 

Don't just google! In fact, mostly avoid google. Your goal is to look for source material from reputable publications. And do I need to say this? Don't use Wikipedia, especially for something as controversial as this subject matter. There is no oversight of quality or accuracy. Use this project to gain skills in seeking information without using either standard search engines (such as google) or Wikipedia.

 

Start here: Waldo's PSCI 3440 Library Guide, put together just for this project. This will help you zero in on more suitable source material than what will show up in a standard google search. Look for articles and analyses in scholarly journals (but recent since the conflict is only four years old), reputable news sources, and think tank publications (the latter including blogs and opinion pieces). Because the conflict is relatively recent, assume that you will not get much information from books.

 

Here is some guidance to reputable sources with their general political inclination:

 

News Sources (mostly news with some analysis)

  • American Spectator (conservative)
  • Huffington Post (liberal)
  • Kyiv Post (Ukrainian)
  • New York Times (tends liberal but not on Ukraine)
  • RT.com (Russia's English language news program)
  • The Guardian [UK] (liberal)
  • Ukrinform (Ukrainian)
  • Wall Street Journal (conservative)
  • Washington Post (liberal
  • Washington Times (conservative)

 

News Sources (typically more analysis)

  • Cato (libertarian)
  • Foreign Affairs (centrist)
  • Foreign Policy (liberal)
  • Human Events (conservative)
  • National Interest (conservative)
  • National Review (conservative)
  • Russia Behind the Headlines ("soft power" newspaper representing Russian point of view)
  • Salon (liberal)
  • The American Interest (centrist)
  • The Atlantic (centrist)
  • The Nation (very liberal)

 

Think Tanks

  • American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (centrist/conservative)
  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (centrist)
  • Center for Strategic and International Studies (centrist)
  • Heritage Foundation (conservative)
  • Institute for Policy Studies (liberal)