22 Feb 2019
A reaction to Jesse Driscoll’s PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo: “Ukraine’s Civil War: Would Accepting This Terminology Help Resolve the Conflict?” (By Ivan Gomza) Since late 2013, Ukraine’s contentious political environment has received many labels: riot, revolution, coup, invasion, civil war....
21 Feb 2019
(Southeast European and Black Sea Studies) (Co-authored by Narmina Mamishova) Abstrasct: Discussions of post-Soviet countries’ policies towards Russia have been largely dominated by two mainstream neorealist approaches on states’ alignment choices – balancing and bandwagoning. While the first...
21 Feb 2019
(Co-authored by Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, Valerie Sperling, and Melike Sayoglu) Women and the LGBT community in Russia and Turkey face pervasive discrimination. Only a small percentage dare to challenge their mistreatment in court. Facing domestic police and judges who often refuse to recognize...
21 Feb 2019
(EDM) Mid-February registered a remarkable sequence of international forums, whose participants debated and sought to counter Russia’s power politics in Europe and the Middle East. First, defense ministers of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) had their regular meeting in Brussels (...
18 Feb 2019
A reaction to Jesse Driscoll’s PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo: “Ukraine’s Civil War: Would Accepting This Terminology Help Resolve the Conflict?” (By Tymofii Brik) In his February 2019 policy memo, Dr. Jesse Driscoll argues that we should consider accepting the terminology of “civil war” for Ukraine....
15 Feb 2019
(Russia Matters) What can we expect for Russia in 2019 and beyond? At a recent policy workshop held by the Washington, D.C.-based PONARS Eurasia network, scholars and analysts addressed this broad question and related issues, including the outlook for Vladimir Putin’s fourth term as president, the...
Haran: Now we see what kind of a strategic partner Russia can be if it invaded Crimea and brought war to Donbas
13 Feb 2019
(World Politics Review) OPYTNE, Ukraine—One afternoon in January 2015, 78-year-old Maria Gorpynych stood on her porch and anxiously watched her son Victor run the short distance to the home of a neighboring family. At the time, Opytne, located in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, was caught in...
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