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Two PONARS Eurasia members contributed to the special issue of Pathways to Peace and Security, "Addressing Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization: Perspectives from Russia and the United States," published by Russia’s Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). The volume is an academic effort, involving nine Russian and eight U.S. researchers, to explore the substance, underlying drivers...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Jun 2017
Several PONARS Eurasia members have made their syllabi available to our readership. Visit the Course Syllabi/Recommended Reading page.
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PONARS Eurasia 09 Jun 2017
The book by Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov, Putin's Olympics: The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia, will be open access for the next 60 days. The online access is shared by the authors and the Taylor & Francis sharing initiative. View the book (enhanced PDF) | Routledge  
PONARS Eurasia 01 Jun 2017
(USC Institute of Armenian Studies) One of Russia’s leading Caucasus experts, associate professor at the Russian State University for Humanities and an expert at the Russian Council for International Affairs, Sergey Markednov (SM) discussed Russian policies with the Focus on Karabakh editor Emil Sanamyan (ES). ES: In many respects, the year 2008 became a watershed moment for the Russian policies in the Caucasus, how...
PONARS Eurasia 30 May 2017
(Sean's Russia Blog) How does politics in Eurasia really work? Henry Hale warns against overly simplistic interpretations of post-Soviet politics, such as writing Russia off as a dictatorship where nothing matters but Putin’s will. Instead, one must understand the specific social context in which he and other successful Eurasian leaders operate and the complex political considerations they must balance.  Hale: "I started to...
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(3DCFTAs) Abstract: A general and strategic effect of EU’s Association Agreements and DCFTAs with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine has been the extension of the concept of Europe and its wider opening to neighborhoods and margins. It is on this basis that a European normative order can be differentiated from both the ‘Russian world’ and Eurasian geopolitical space. However this paper argues that the process of association is not a...
Scott Radnitz 23 May 2017
(University of Washington) The presidency of Donald Trump has vast implications for international affairs and even the internal politics of other countries — it could lead to geopolitical realignments on a global scale. In response, the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington has launched a class on “Trump in the World: International Implications of the Trump Presidency.” This lecture by Scott...
Pavel Podvig 16 May 2017
(Reddit) Pavel Podvig is the researcher behind the RussianForces.org web site, the editor of the book "Russian Strategic Nuclear Forces." He is currently based in Geneva where he works as a Senior Research Fellow at the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. He is also a researcher with the Program on Science and Global Security at Princeton University. He has done some work on the history of the Soviet strategic forces, U.S.-Soviet and U.S...

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