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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....
PONARS Eurasia 16 May 2019
(kgembassy.org) On May 14, 2019, Bolot Otunbaev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA met with Andrew Kuchins, President of AUCA, at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada. Ambassador Otunbaev congratulated Dr. Kuchins on his appointment as the president of AUCA and wished him success in his work. Andrew Kuchins shared plans for the further...
David Szakonyi 15 May 2019
(Point & Counterpoint) Through all the gloom of Russia’s stagnating economy, one bright spot has been the prudent macroeconomic policy coming from the Central Bank. Under the leadership of Elvira Nabiullina, Central Bank policymakers have helped navigate the country through the treacherous waters of international sanctions, volatile oil prices, and downward pressure on the ruble. Perhaps...
Pavel Baev 15 May 2019
(EDM) Russia tries to maintain a finger in every conflict in the Middle East, and President Vladimir Putin seeks to cultivate connections with various parties in multiple quarrels. Presently, however, the Kremlin’s access is being curtailed: Moscow, for instance, cannot find an entry point into the exploding crisis in Gaza. Furthermore, Putin clearly disapproves of the removal of President...
PONARS Eurasia 14 May 2019
(MEMRI) Mk.ru surveyed three world class expatriate economists: Sergei Guriev the chief economist of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, former deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and former first deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank Sergey Aleksashenko, and Konstantin Sonin, a professor at the University of Chicago and a visiting professor at Moscow'...
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PONARS Eurasia 10 May 2019
(actualcomment.ru) "Ivan Kurilla speculated that the meeting between Lavrov and Pompeo may speak about an upcoming deal...  Trump is a businessman... and he is focused on deals. Something to give in order to achieve something. The 'No collusion' (Mueller report) opens the door for a deal between the Kremlin and the White House, and both sides are preparing for such a deal...

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