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PONARS Eurasia 09 Oct 2017
(Ukraine Weekly) KYIV – Ukraine’s new law on education, which the Presidential Administration says is more inclusive towards minorities and will improve their integration into society, has received backlash from at least three countries in the region. Russia, Hungary and Romania, all of which have sizable or concentrated minority enclaves in the country, have criticized the law that President Petro Poroshenko signed on September 25 and which...
Tags: Susko, Ukraine
PONARS Eurasia 04 Oct 2017
(BI) Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange has been actively supporting Catalonia’s push for independence The Kremlin has seized on Assange’s support for Catalonia in an effort to destabilize the EU Edward Snowden, along with other anti-globalization groups, also support Catalonia’s independence WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has seized on a historic independence referendum set for Sunday in the Spanish...
PONARS Eurasia 28 Sep 2017
(RUDAW) Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday meets his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on Syria and a key weapons deal, hoping to strengthen an increasingly active relationship that has troubled the West. Despite a regional rivalry that goes back to the Ottoman Empire and the Romanov dynasty, Russia and Turkey have been working closely since a 2016 reconciliation ended a crisis caused by the shooting down of a Russian war plane...
Tags: Baev, Turkey, Russia, NATO
PONARS Eurasia 25 Sep 2017
(Washington Post) VILNIUS, Lithuania — The vast Russian military exercises that ended this week showed off a muscular fighting force practicing state-on-state warfare, NATO’s deputy military commander said, in one of the first assessments of a large-scale operation that put Russia’s neighbors on nervous alert. The Zapad exercise, which rehearsed a conflict along Russia’s western borders, showed off a force that was...
PONARS Eurasia 13 Sep 2017
(Newsweek) Russian President Vladimir Putin suffered a major blow in Sunday’s nationwide elections—or did he? Russia's United Democrats—a liberal party that stands in opposition to the Kremlin—saw several shocking upset victories in central Moscow, though Putin's ruling party, United Russia, won all of the municipal elections held outside of Moscow and 75 percent of district council seats in the Russian...
Tags: Szakonyi, Russia
PONARS Eurasia 11 Sep 2017
(Globe and Mail) He is the reigning bad boy of global affairs, a nemesis of American presidents and an antagonist who flouts international borders and diplomatic protocols. So how did Vladimir Putin come to be the voice of calm in the storm? In the furious debate over how to subdue a defiant Kim Jong-un, it has fallen to the strongman Russian leader to take up the cause of peace in a volatile region and rational thought in a time of discourse...
PONARS Eurasia 08 Sep 2017
(DW) Facebook’s disclosure of a likely Russia-linked advertising campaign appears plausible. The revelation raises new questions about the Trump campaign and highlights an old misunderstanding by the Kremlin. How credible is Facebook's revelation of a possibly Russian-backed political ad campaign in the US? The information that an operation likely based in Russia was behind ad buys driving politically divisive messages on Facebook...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Sep 2017
(GW News) A new survey from George Washington University political science experts that seeks to measure and quantify whether the current political climate threatens American democratic institutions found “significant warning signs” for American democracy. The Authoritarian Warning Survey is a continuous survey of leading academic experts on democracy and authoritarianism, measuring critical facets of American democracy. Daily...
Tags: Szakonyi

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