PONARS Eurasia 05 Nov 2018
Point & Counterpoint is a new online forum that gives the floor to experts on and from Russia and its neighbors to share their insights into the most important developments concerning the region. This includes not only in-depth analysis, but also research-based debates and informed book reviews, all as part of a non-ideological platform for the study of the Russia-Eurasia region...
Roberts: The Belt and Road is part of the reason that there's such an urgency to clean up the Uyghur population in Xinjiang at the present moment
Sean Roberts 16 Nov 2018
(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 interview from her office in Washington. She doesn't expect an answer because 23 of her family...
Andrey Makarychev 15 Nov 2018
(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 national political, social and cultural agendas through the prism of the broadly understood...
A Popular Geopolitics of the Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Re-actualization of Identity-driven Geopolitical Narratives in Estonia
Alexandra Yatsyk 14 Nov 2018
(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 different case studies. The first one focuses on the refugee issue as seen from the perspective of...
“Comprehensive approximation” with the EU: biopolitical governmentality and its spill-over effects in Georgia
Alexandra Yatsyk 14 Nov 2018
(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 as forms of biopolitical governmentality pursued by Western state and non-state actors towards and...
Georgi Derluguian 14 Nov 2018
(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 revolution, and the “New Armenia.” Dr. Derluguian studies the transformation of societies,...
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