Kremlinology


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Krem·lin·ol·o·gy

 (krĕm′lə-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the policies of the Soviet or Russian government.

Krem′lin·ol′o·gist n.
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Kremlinology

(ˌkrɛmlɪnˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (formerly) the study and analysis of the policies and practices of the Soviet government
ˌKremlinˈologist n
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Krem•lin•ol•o•gy

(ˌkrɛm lɪˈnɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the study of the government and policies of the Soviet Union.
[1955–60]
Krem`lin•ol′o•gist, n.
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Kremlinology

study of the policies, doctrines, programs, etc., of the government of the Soviet Union. — Kremlinologist, n.
See also: Communism
study of the policies, doctrines, programs, etc., of the government of the Soviet Union. — Kremlinologist, n.
See also: Russia
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Translations
kremlinologie
kremlinologia

Kremlinology

[ˌkremlɪˈnɒlədʒɪ] Nkremlinología f
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kremlinology

nKremlforschung f
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kremlinology

[krɛmlɪˈnɒlədʒɪ] ncremlinologia
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Our media will play a big role in this -- as in Ireland, a concerted effort must be made to report this fairly and focus on the issues, not the Kremlinology of it all or simply the Great and the Good.
Gavin Shuker MP, who quit Labour and has been chosed as 'convenor' of the group, was quick to poke fun and tweeted: "Hacks struggling for an angle on how best to report the kremlinology of the group be aware I kept a list of medium, lemon and herb, extra hot and my DMs are open."
And who knows, if Abe's overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin pay off, he might even be able to teach the rest of us something about Kremlinology. But on this issue, at least, we would do well to keep our hopes in check.
Let's apply a little Kremlinology to the photo and see what we can tease out of it.
Much like the now-obsolete art of "Kremlinology" - the study of the inner workings of the Soviet political system via analysis of announcements and reports - there is now a growing field I like to call "Aramcology." The forthcoming initial public offering (IPO) of Saudi Aramco is of such importance to the economic future of the Kingdom and its citizens that every small news item about, or company announcement from, the Saudi oil giant is sieved, weighed and analyzed by a growing global circle of Aramcologists, in which I include myself.
(29) Much of this produced elegantly detailed and perceptive empirical studies: for example, "Kremlinology" told us much about the inner works of a single-party system in the Soviet Union; clientelism was usefully deployed in examination of politics in Latin America; corporatism framed studies of politics in Central Europe; charismatic rule seemed to help explain the appeal of many of the era's political leaders, from Nasser to Nkrumah.
Opponents are left reading Downing Street Kremlinology, much like experts would look for tiny signals indicating a change in the thinking of Soviet Russia or, dare I say, the hierarchy of the SNP on the timing of a referendum.
Decoding the relationship between Israel and the Arab Gulf states has become a kind of Middle Eastern Kremlinology. Because none of the Gulf states officially recognize Israel as a state, and because some of them, like Saudi Arabia, actively fund and promote some noxious anti-Israel and anti-Semitic propaganda, relations can't really unfold in the public eye.
As one Russian expert in "Kremlinology", "they all come up as part of a well-planned campaign".
Central Asia expert Deirdre Tynan of the International Crisis Group (ICG) says of the Uzbek development and the prospects: "It's like the dark days of Kremlinology If it goes to plan, it will be as smooth as it was with Berdymukhamedov[referring to Turkmenistan's president, a former dentist and health minister who took over from long-ruling dictator Saparmurat Niyazov after his 2006 death, and established his own personality cult].