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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13 Feb 2019
On July 21, 2018, in an address to doctors, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov boasted that Turkmenistan had “strengthened its place in the world as a powerful state with highly developed medicine.” He claimed that people from neighboring states and beyond could even come to get treatment in the...
12 Feb 2019
This February we witnessed the true deterioration of arms control. The United States declared its withdrawal from the INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty) due to Russia’s alleged systematic violations of it. Moscow has denied any violations while casting Washington as the one...
08 Feb 2019
(Point & Counterpoint) Over half of Russian governors have been replaced by the Kremlin in the past two and a half years. A large share of these new regional leaders are “outsiders,” individuals with no roots in or experience with the territories that the Center has entrusted to them. This...
07 Feb 2019
(PONARS Policy Memo) For the new countries that emerged after the collapse of the USSR, few tasks have been more important, or challenging, than building institutions of government that enjoy public trust. While the frenzy of institution-building in the newly independent states breathed new life...
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