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Henry Hale 05 Aug 2020
(Davis Center) Russian-American relations seem to be worsening with every year. After an attempted “reset” under U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev exhausted itself, a steady stream of events has kept tensions on a high burn. Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. American economic sanctions on Russia. Russian countersanctions. Accusations of Russian “meddling” in...
PONARS Eurasia 17 Jul 2020
In this week's episode of the PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Maria Repnikova (Georgia State University) and Maxim Trudolyubov (Meduza) to learn more about the state of news media in Russia and China today. Listen Here (Blubrry) Transcript Lipman: Hello everyone, this is Maria Lipman and our PONARS Eurasia Podcast, featuring a series of discussions about Russia and Eurasia,...
Andrey Makarychev 07 Aug 2020
(Post-Soviet Affairs) Abstract: The object of my analysis is the Tallinn-based discussion club Impressum, known as a platform for spreading pro-Kremlin interpretations of political matters. These public speeches give a broad picture of political discourses originated in the Russian academic community or among Russia-loyal academics in Europe, and shared with Estonian Russophiles. Two...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Aug 2020
(FT) Vladimir Putin had been reassured that the regional election in September 2018 would be nothing to worry about. Mr Putin’s man would retain the governorship of Khabarovsk Krai, a region in Russia’s far east, securing a small majority in the first round, one of his intelligence agencies had predicted. The upstart local opposition challenger was no threat. [...] “When the economic growth in...
Pavel Baev 04 Aug 2020
(EDM) The presidential elections in Belarus were expected to be a tightly controlled affair, resulting in a convincing victory, on August 9, for the incumbent, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who has firmly retained power since July 1994. The plan, however, unraveled as a result of the remarkably strong campaign conducted by the opposition. And on July 29, the political dynamics took a shocking and...
PONARS Eurasia 03 Aug 2020
In this PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Nikolay Petrov (Chatham House) and Ivan Kurilla (European University at Saint Petersburg) to learn more about current events unfolding in Russia’s regions, focusing in particular on the cities of Khabarovsk and Saint Petersburg. Listen Here (Blubrry) Transcript Maria: Hello everyone, this is Maria Lipman and our PONARS Eurasia Podcast,...
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PONARS Eurasia 03 Aug 2020
(RTE) Protesters have poured onto the streets of the Russian city of Khabarovsk for the fourth weekend in a row. Journalists estimated turnout at around 30,000 people yesterday, while the local city hall put the number at just 3,500, claiming there was "falling interest". The rallies attract people of different ages, backgrounds and professions, but all of them are in agreement about the ...
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PONARS Eurasia 29 Jul 2020
(The Diplomat) Over the last decade, China cemented its position as a consequential actor in Central Asia. Motivated to increase regional connectivity, diversify sources of energy imports, and safeguard its western territories, China invested heavily in trade and infrastructure projects in Central Asia. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched in 2013, became the cornerstone of China’s...
PONARS Eurasia 29 Jul 2020
(VOA) (Harriman Institute) Elise Giuliano (Lecturer in Discipline) and Timothy Frye (Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy) discuss the protests in Khabarovsk on Aleksandr Gerasimov's webcast, Ono Vam Nado? (Do You Need This?) on the VOA Russian Service. [Giuliano's segment begins at 8:44 min. Frye's begins at 21:25 min.]...
PONARS Eurasia 27 Jul 2020
(opb.org) Artyom Mozgov, 20, is among the thousands of people who have been protesting for the past two weeks in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, seven time zones east of Moscow on the Chinese border. “People go out every day without any kind of organization,” Mozgov, a political activist, tells NPR. “I’m really happy that people from my region have finally taken responsibility for...

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