PONARS Eurasia
(Point & Counterpoint) (By Maria Lipman & Maria Volkenstein) The rise of diversity and individualism in Russian society is undisputed. However, these new trends are observed, first and foremost, in the private sphere, in consumption, and in everyday practices, while the political realm...
Eiki Berg
(Routledge) (Edited by Eiki Berg and James Ker-Lindsay) This comprehensive volume is the first systematic effort to explore the ways in which recognised states and international organisations interact with secessionist ‘de facto states’, while maintaining the position that they are not regarded as...
Arkady Moshes Ryhor Nizhnikau
(PONARS Policy Memo) After the collapse of the USSR, Ukraine and Belarus pursued competing strategies in their relations with Russia. The question was whether a drift away from Russia, as in Ukraine’s case, or a close alliance with it, as in Belarus’s case, would eventually provide more favorable...
Samuel Greene
(IISS) Having signed on for another six years of Putin, are Russians feeling a bit of buyer’s remorse? His options for tackling the country’s stagnation are limited, and none of them are good, argues Sam Greene. Six months into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most recent term in office, the...
Robert Orttung
Robert Orttung, the chair of the panel, "Islamic Politics in the North Caucasus: Regional Diversification, Diaspora, and Secular Intervention," at the 2018 ASEEES Annual Convention, Boston, MA, made a statement, on December 6th, 2018, about Matthew Hedges, a member of the panel who was not able to...
Sergiy Kudelia
(Presidential Power) Since November 28, 2018 ten oblasts (provinces) in Ukraine have been operating under the provisions of the ‘martial law.’ President Petro Poroshenko introduced it in response to violent seizure of 3 Ukraine military vessels and arrest of 24 sailors by Russian coast guard ships...
Marlene Laruelle
(Russia Matters) In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s famous Munich speech took stock of what Russia considered the failure of the post-Cold War détente with the West, specifically NATO’s eastward expansion and a European security architecture that excluded Russia. Today, almost 12 years...

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