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PONARS Eurasia 11 Jun 2019
Point & Counterpoint is a non-ideological, online forum for all who want to know more about Russia and the region. It gives the floor to experts to share their insights into the most important political, social, economic, and cultural developments. This includes in-depth analyses, interviews, research-based debates, surveys, multimedia, and more! [[{"fid":"...
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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....
Harris Mylonas 15 Jul 2019
(WP Monkey Cage) Greek voters just elected the first government in which a single party won a parliamentary majority since the economic crisis began in 2010. On July 7, a little fewer than 6 million people voted in more than 21,000 polling stations to elect the 300 members of the Greek parliament and install a new government. Twenty parties ran; only six of them got more than 3...
Henry Hale 15 Jul 2019
(Journal of Conflict Resolution) Abstract: Brancati and Lucardi’s findings on the absence of “democracy protest” diffusion across borders raise important questions for the future of protest studies. I argue that this subfield would benefit from a stronger engagement with theory (in general) and from a “patronal politics” perspective (in particular) when it comes to researching protest in non-...
PONARS Eurasia 11 Jul 2019
(Point & Counterpoint) The Russian Orthodox Church (ROC) is building more and more new churches—30,000 in the past ten years, according to Patriarch Kirill. It has also steadily claimed and received the property rights to historical church buildings that have for decades served as public museums. Among the donors to the ROC are some of Russia's largest...
Henry Hale 08 Jul 2019
(Russian Politics) (Co-authors: Maria Lipman and Nikolay Petrov) Abstract: Russia’s political system must be understood as inherently dynamic, with constant regime change being essential to how the regime operates and survives. This regime change does not proceed monotonically toward ever tighter authoritarianism, but can move in both liberal and repressive directions at different...

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