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PONARS Eurasia 26 Oct 2020
Toward the Rule of Law in Eurasia? Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring: David Szakonyi (George Washington University) Emilbek Dzhuraev (OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) Ivan Gomza (Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine) Maria Popova (McGill University)...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Sep 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Podcast) In this week’s episode, Maria Lipman chats with Graeme Robertson (University of North Carolina professor) and Konstantin Gaaze (Carnegie Moscow Center analyst) about Russia’s September 13 regional elections and whether or not the Kremlin should be worried about upcoming Duma elections. Listen here (Blubrry)     Homepage image credit (license).
Kornely Kakachia 28 Oct 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) Recently, Georgia’s ruling party, Georgian Dream (GD), proclaimed its intention to formally apply for EU membership in 2024, against all odds. The statement was made at an important time: just as the Black Sea country heads toward parliamentary elections on October 31, 2020. The democratic quality of the elections will have a significant impact on Georgia’s...
PONARS Eurasia 28 Oct 2020
(Atlantic Council) The new president of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov, has come to power in the most unusual circumstances. Kyrgyzstan has faced such extraordinary instability because political leaders had institutional incentives that encouraged corruption. With one six-year term mandated by the constitution, short time horizons meant that presidents prepared for their departure as soon as they...
PONARS Eurasia 28 Oct 2020
(France 24) Russia's coordinated effort to nudge Americans toward voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election caught social media companies flat-footed and remains a stain on the reputation of Facebook in particular. Four years later, the FBI and other American security officials -- aware of interference but silent last time -- are warning that Russia and Iran are meddling...
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PONARS Eurasia 28 Oct 2020
(TRT World) Russia and Turkey face each other on opposing sides over several fronts across Eurasia, from Libya to Syria, and now Azerbaijan, too. Experts say Moscow is hitting Syria's Idlib to gain leverage against Ankara. A Russian aircraft, which symbolises civilian deaths in the Syrian war, appeared in the skies of the country's last opposition stronghold, Idlib, on Monday, hitting a...
PONARS Eurasia 26 Oct 2020
In this week’s PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Ben Noble (Lecturer at University College London) and Nikolay Petrov (Senior Fellow at Chatham House) about ongoing changes to Russia’s national legislature based on the recently revised constitutional framework, and what these changes portend for the 2021 Duma election. Listen here (...
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PONARS Eurasia 26 Oct 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Podcast) In this week’s PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Ben Noble and Nikolay Petrov about ongoing changes to Russia’s national legislature based on the recently revised constitutional framework, and what these changes portend for the 2021 Duma election. Listen here (Blubrry)     Homepage image credit...
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