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PONARS Eurasia 15 Jun 2017
(OZY) Picture this: Snow on the ground, laser lights and a faux Russian village, as the bride and groom are carried in a horse-drawn sleigh down the aisle. This is the stuff of royal weddings, pageantry played out for the people, and in Britain or Denmark or Monaco it’d be splashed over the front pages and talked about for weeks. But this snow-globe scene — allegedly the wedding of Vladimir Putin’s daughter Katerina to Kirill...
Tags: Gelman, Russia
PONARS Eurasia 13 Jun 2017
(Hromadske) The Ukrainian Parliament has decided to support the country embarking on a course towards joining NATO. 276 deputies voted in favour of a draft law on amendements to some legislative acts regarding Ukraine’s foreign policy on June 8. Hromadske spoke to Oleksandr Sushko, Research Director at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, to find out what this step towards NATO membership means for Ukraine. According to Sushko...
Tags: Sushko, Ukraine, NATO
PONARS Eurasia 12 Jun 2017
(Ukrainian Weekly) Russia’s timeworn orchestrated efforts to denigrate Ukrainian identity and culture were on full display this week when a judge convicted the head of the country’s only state-run Ukrainian literature library located in Moscow for “extremism.” A municipal court on June 5 in the capital gave Natalia Sharina, a native Muscovite and ethnic Russian, a four-year suspended sentence for “inciting national...
Tags: Haran, Russia, Ukraine
PONARS Eurasia 06 Jun 2017
(National Post) KYIV, Ukraine — Chrystia Freeland’s journey from a rabble-rousing student intent on trying to help throw the Soviet Union out of Ukraine to becoming Canada’s foreign minister takes another turn Tuesday when she gives an address to Parliament that is being touted as an occasion that will shape the country’s foreign policy for years to come. One of the major thrusts of Freeland’s speech is expected to be...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Jun 2017
(Panorama.am) The arrest of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli fully fits into the logic of Azerbaijan’s authorities to silence any criticism against the regime, Sergey Minasyan, political analyst, Deputy Head of Yerevan-based Caucasus Institute, said in an interview with Panorama.am. “This comes as a part of similar actions which are in fact based on Aliyev’s obsession with clinging onto power at any costs. People, who express anti...
PONARS Eurasia 01 Jun 2017
(Eurasianet) Georgia’s international standing has long benefited from being sandwiched between authoritarian countries, thus making it look good on the regional freedom charts. But its eagerness to stay on good terms with authoritarian-minded neighbors like Azerbaijan and Turkey appears to be having a negative impact on Tbilisi’s rights record. In its increasingly aggressive campaign against critical journalists, the Azerbaijani government...
PONARS Eurasia 26 May 2017
(Eurasianet) For years, Georgia has been a safe harbor for dissidents seeking to escape persecution from authorities in neighboring Azerbaijan. But in recent months, a number of high-profile Azerbaijani opposition activists have been denied residency permits in Georgia, prompting accusations that Tbilisi is collaborating with Baku to make life more difficult for the Azerbaijani opposition. On April 19, an opposition rapper and journalist, Jamal Ali...
Erik Herron 24 May 2017
(WRNR Talk Radio) Erik Herron discusses Russia, U.S.-Russian relations, Syria, Chechnya, Vladimir Putin's domestic political system, Russia's undermining of Western institutions, the situation in Turkey, Donald Trump's orientation on foreign interventions, Trump campaign-Russia relations, Russian disinformation, China's global engagements, human rights, and more (starting at timestamp 27:30). Listen here © WRNR Talk Radio

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