PONARS Eurasia 03 May 2016
(Business Insider) President Vladimir Putin has carried out a major reshuffling of Russia's law enforcement in attempts to take an even stronger grasp of the country, the Financial Times reports. In a sudden reshuffle, Putin has dismissed eight senior law-enforcement officials while promoting 12 others who are viewed as Putin loyalists. The reshuffle was first announced on the presidential website Saturday as an official decree. Among those...
Pavel K. Baev 02 May 2016
(EDM) Over the past several years, whenever Moscow entered into a difficult encounter on the Western “front,” it has typically tried to show interest in expanding ties in the Asia-Pacific. In the last couple of weeks, the fruitless meeting of the NATO-Russia Council was followed by several risky intercepts and mock attacks by Russian fighters over the Baltic Sea (RIA Novosti, April 30; see EDM, April 21). Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov found it...
PONARS Eurasia 28 Apr 2016
(Armenia Now) Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s decrees dismissing three senior officials of the Ministry of Defense in the wake of the fiercest battles in Nagorno-Karabakh since 1994 have mainly been hailed by the public and expert community of the country. While for some this step of the Armenian leader, who, under the Constitution, is also Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, was expected, others, who considered it necessary,...
PONARS Eurasia 28 Apr 2016
(Business Insider) Russia is facing a governmental crisis that could radically alter the shape and structure of the country in the coming years. According to Nikolay Petrov, a visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin could fail within the coming year. And this failure will have profound consequences for all of Russia, leading to at the very worst regime change and a...
PONARS Eurasia 27 Apr 2016
University of Toronto Associate Professor of Political Science Lucan Way visited the University of Washington to give a public lecture on his new book, Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics. As part of his talk, Dr. Way outlined his theory about the perhaps surprising rise of pluralism in countries which lack democratic histories. It is not, in fact, the presence of civil society, democratic leadership, well-...
Pavel K. Baev 26 Apr 2016
(EDM) Claims of “stability” and “confidence” shaped President Vladimir Putin’s answers to the carefully selected questions posed during his annual 220-minute-long live TV call-in program, which aired on April 14. Since then, however, Russian foreign and domestic policies have zigzagged so much that the notion of “stability” has become irrelevant, while discord among the top figures in the Kremlin and the government has undermined any pretense...
(RAD) Russia’s regional governments play a crucial role in maintaining social and economic stability in the country. This article looks at the main strategies developed by the government of the Republic of Tatarstan to mitigate the effects of economic and financial crisis on various sectors and industries in the republic. - - - - - This edition of RAD examines two key issues of political economy. Stephen Crowley and Irina Olimpieva consider the...
PONARS Eurasia 26 Apr 2016
(ARKA) YEREVAN, Sergey Minasyan, a political analyst at the Yerevan-based Caucasus Institute, says the likelihood that Azerbaijan may begin another large-scale military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh is high. Speaking to a news conference today Minasyan said another operation to seize back parts of land in Nagorno-Karabakh is supported also by a sizeable portion of Azerbaijani population. [...] Read More © ARKA

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