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Erinn Whitaker is a political analyst with the United States government and is serving as a government-commissioned research fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during 2015-2017. She holds a MA in Russian and East European Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in Russian Language and History from Middlebury College. She has a decade of experience covering Russian and German politics from Washington, DC and Berlin, Germany and is focusing her research on applying theories from behavioral negotiation literature to the Merkel-Putin relationship, specifically addressing how emotion, cognitive bias, motivation, and social context are affecting the two leaders during negotiations and the implications for past and future bilateral relations.


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