Scott Fisher

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THE CONVERSATION: Decrying Nazism – even when it’s not there – has been Russia’s ‘Invade country for free’ card

Oleg Morozov, a member of the Russian parliament and an ally of President Vladimir Putin’s,…

FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS: Focusdata: Foreign Policy through Language and Sentiment

Abstract: Countries routinely translate official statements and state media articles from native languages to English.…

New North Korea Databases Added

In response to requests for Korean-language data, we scraped the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA)…

UPDATE (June 2021)

We’ve added articles from 2020 (all English-language articles available when the sites were scraped in…

Conflict in the Caucasus: Armenia – Azerbaijan – Russia – Iran – Turkey

Conclusion: Of the three powerbrokers in the region: Russia, Turkey and Iran, two attempt to…

Russia, Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders: How Moscow Attempts to Deflect Criticism of Russia’s Domestic Information Controls

Previous research found that when criticized for censorship, internet controls, or lack of a free…

China MOFA Phrases Wordcloud

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs: most common phrases 2000-2019

Please see below for an interactive chart on the most popular phrases used by the…

Global Times Phrases

China’s Global Times

What are the most popular phrases used by the Chinese government’s Global Times media outlet?…