Pavel Baev
(EDM) The conclusion of the 22-month-long investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and the presentation of his report to United States Attorney General William Barr is certain to capture prime international attention for weeks to come—and to directly impact on many global points of tension....
PONARS Eurasia
By Tymofii Brik, Kyiv School of Economics “Right now, who could you say is more likely to win… than Yulia Tymoshenko?” - Keith Darden, CSIS Panel, 12/3/2018 Many researchers and pundits have tried to predict the most likely winner of the Ukrainian presidential elections. The key words in Keith...
PONARS Eurasia
(Bloomberg) The gloves are well and truly off in Ukraine’s presidential election. While the first of two spots in an almost certain runoff next month looks wrapped up, a battle for the other is raging between incumbent Petro Poroshenko and ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Accusations are flying...
Anna Sanina Anna Sanina
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Patriotism in Russia is deeply rooted in the Soviet era and communist doctrines. It is the cornerstone of the country’s identity, national security, military manifestation, and the “openness” or “closeness” of its society to the world. Not surprisingly, the Russian...
Emil Dzhuraev Emil Dzhuraev
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) In October 2017, Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev oversaw a peaceful and orderly election and the installation of a new president, all in accordance with the constitution. For the first time, apparently, a truly peaceful handover of power took place and Kyrgyzstan...
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banner1NN.jpg Kazakhstan's president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, made a brief statement on March 19 announcing his resignation. PONARS Eurasia members provide context and viewpoints. Pauline Jones (University of Michigan) Although the exact timing was unpredicted,...
PONARS Eurasia
(NYTimes) MOSCOW — The oldest daughter of Kazakhstan’s longstanding, autocratic president was elected Parliament speaker on Wednesday, fueling speculation that she would succeed her father as the country’s ruler after elections next year. The appointment of Dariga Nazarbayeva came a day after her...

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