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Sergiy Kudelia 08 Apr 2019
(PONARS Eurasia) The first round of the presidential election in Ukraine on March 31 produced two frontrunners who will face each other in the run-off on April 21: challenger Volodymyr Zelensky (30.24 percent) and incumbent Petro Poroshenko (15.95 percent). Only once, in 1994, did a candidate who lost in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election go on to win the presidency....
Dmitry Gorenburg 20 Aug 2019
(War on the Rocks) (Co-authored with Kasey Stricklin) It is widely acknowledged that general and flag officers are important actors. Senior uniformed leaders are, of course, crucial in determining the trajectory of a country’s military development and in some cases even of its foreign policy. Yet, with vanishingly few exceptions, even those Americans who closely track...
Nikolay Petrov 19 Aug 2019
(Chatham House) The disqualification of opposition candidates ahead of an election to Moscow’s city duma on 8 September have spurred the largest protests seen in the city since 2011–12. Increasing waves of mass protests reached around 50,000 participants on 10 August, and there is no sign of them stopping. Nikolai Petrov explains the implications of these protests and the Kremlin’s response...
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Dmitry Gorenburg 19 Aug 2019
(WP Monkey Cage) (Co-authored with Michael Kofman) An Aug. 8 accident at Russia's Nonoksa missile testing facility left seven dead and caused a brief radiation spike in a nearby town. What went wrong Vague and potentially misleading statements by Russian authorities have only added to speculation that scientists were working on a nuclear propulsion system for one of...
PONARS Eurasia 09 Aug 2019
PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference  Friday, September 13, 2019, Washington, D.C.   Agenda [Draft] 9:00 am   Opening Remarks and Breakfast   9:15-10:45 am   Panel 1: Russia’s Soft/Sharp Power and the West  Location: Lindner Commons, Room 602 Chair: TBD  Kimberly Marten, Barnard...
Sergiy Kudelia 08 Aug 2019
(Point & Counterpoint) The Parliamentary election in Ukraine brought resounding victory to the Servant of the People (SoP) party put together around the newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Analyzed here are the results of the parliamentary election and the risks associated with the sudden dominance of the pro-presidential party. President Zelensky pursued two immediate...
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