Scott Radnitz Scott Radnitz
(PONARS Policy Memo) For much of Vladimir Putin’s presidency, and especially since the 2011-12 Bolotnaya demonstrations, the Kremlin has claimed that Russia is threatened by internal enemies. Various actors have been singled out, including opposition activists, journalists, NGO representatives, and...
Mark Kramer Mark Kramer
(PONARS Policy Memo) Over the past twenty years, observers such as Stephen F. Cohen have argued that relations between the United States and Russia have been plunged into a “new Cold War,” which Cohen attributes to the failure of U.S. policymakers to take account of Russian security interests....
Sean Roberts
(CNN) Every day, US-based Uyghur journalist Gulchehra Hoja tries to call her family in the Chinese region of Xinjiang. Sometimes she tries up to 20 different numbers, just hoping that someone will pick up. "I know they won't pick up the phone, but I try ... nobody picks up," she told CNN in an...
Andrey Makarychev
(Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe) This special issue seeks to explore the perspectives of applying the different modalities of biopolitical analysis to four country-based case studies at Europe’s eastern margins. The ambition of this collection is to examine issues pertaining to...
Alexandra Yatsyk
(Geopolitics) The article examines the question of how the refugee crisis in Europe re-actualizes the existing national geopolitical narratives and affects the border-(re)drawing of European political communities. I particularly refer to the Estonian experience, which I examine through two...
Alexandra Yatsyk
(Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe) This article examines Georgia’s experience of civil society engagement with reforms after 2008, which attests to the country’s Euro-integrationist aspirations. In particular, the research addresses practices of the promotion of liberal democracy...
Georgi Derluguian
(Soundcloud) Georgi Derluguian, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi, joins Salpi Ghazarian, Director, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, for a conversation about Armenian Studies, Armenia, the Caucasus, post-Soviet transformations, evolution and...

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