PONARS Eurasia
(Vice) If the assault allegation against New York Rangers star Artemi Panarin was aimed at kicking up a public storm against the politically outspoken 29-year-old winger on the home front—where public criticism of the Kremlin is discouraged—it appears to have failed. [...] According to Richard...
PONARS Eurasia
(EU Observer) Four Russians are about to join an EU list of the world's worst human rights abusers, but who are they? EU states' ambassadors, on Wednesday (24 February), signed off a political deal to blacklist individuals linked to the jailing of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny. They...
PONARS Eurasia
(Stanford FSI) In her new book, “Russia Resurrected: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order,” Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) Deputy Director and Senior Fellow Kathryn Stoner argues that Russia is more than a regional power and that its international reach and...
Pavel Baev
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) The disastrous visit to Moscow of the European Union’s top diplomat, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, on February 4–6, followed in quick succession by three major international events last week, together served to illuminate Russia’s...
Sarah Wilson SokheySarah Wilson Sokhey
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) The coronavirus pandemic in Russia posed the same myriad challenges as in many countries: a devastating loss of life, strained healthcare resources, and an economic crisis. In Russia’s case, the pandemic also came at a politically sensitive time during which the country...
Paul Goode
(Nationalities Papers) Abstract: Pandemics and other crisis situations result in unsettled times, or ontologically insecure moments when social and political institutions are in flux. During such crises, the ordinary and unnoticed routines that structure everyday life are thrust into the spotlight...
Elizabeth Wishnick
(China's Resource Risks) The most valuable resource to the average person today is a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. For China, which has rolled out two vaccines so far (Sinopharm and Sinovac), with another on the way (CanSino Biologics), providing vaccines to other countries is a key component of...
PONARS Eurasia
(Brookings) The United States should retain a stake in the international management of the Libyan conflict for many reasons, and one of them is that Russia is deeply engaged. Moscow is pretending to act as a key peace-promoter, but in fact is acting as a spoiler. For President Vladimir Putin,...
Alexandra Yatsyk
(illiberalism.org) You have both been working for several years on the concept of biopolitics as applied to Central and Eastern Europe, including Russia. Can we talk about the rise of an illiberal biopolitics? And is there a liberal biopolitics, or are the terms antinomic? The idea of biopolitics...
Ekaterina Schulmann
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) The Russian Parliament’s 2020 spring session was in many ways both expectedly and unexpectedly historic. It began with a January 15 presidential address to the Federal Assembly, announcing constitutional reforms that involved an overhaul of the 1993 Russian Constitution...

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