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PONARS Eurasia 13 Jan 2020
Understanding Electoral Reform in Ukraine: How to Open Party Lists While Keeping Them Closed? Nazar Boyko January 13, 2020   On December 19th, 2019, Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada adopted the long-expected Electoral Code, with 330 out of 423 MPs voting positively. Shortly after, it was signed by the president. On January 1, 2020, it took effect. The key feature of the Code is a substantive...
PONARS Eurasia 25 Aug 2018
(NEW YORK TIMES) Russia’s meddling in the United States’ elections is not a hoax. It’s the culmination of Moscow’s decades-long campaign to tear the West apart. “Operation InfeKtion” reveals the ways in which one of the Soviets’ central tactics — the promulgation of lies about America — continues today, from Pizzagate to George Soros conspiracies. Meet the KGB spies who conceived this virus and...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Jun 2016
(Journeyman Pictures) A Long Absence: The effect of widespread economic migration on the people left behind. Tempted by opportunities in Russia and the EU, one in three Moldovans have migrated to seek work.
PONARS Eurasia 20 Jan 2016
(Al Jazeera English) In October 2015 a presidential election was held in Belarus. It wasn't a convincing contest and few thought that victory would go to anyone other than the man who had ruled the country for the past two decades. With an economy in tatters and a chilling charge list of human rights violations against his name, Alexander Lukashenko has long presided over Europe's closest...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Oct 2015
(AL JAZEERA) In Search of Putin's Russia - Kremlin Rules Twenty-five years after the Cold War, fear of Russia's regional ambitions seems once again to be on the rise; while many Russians, in turn, feel threatened and misunderstood by the West. The country's president, Vladimir Putin, had said that he would "reclaim what was rightfully Russia's", and now this seems to be playing out in Crimea...
PONARS Eurasia 28 Jun 2011
(PBS) Find out more at "My Perestroika" is an intimate look at the last generation of Soviet children. Five classmates go from living sheltered childhoods to experiencing the hopes of Gorbachev's reforms and the confusion of the USSR's dissolution, to searching for their places in today's Moscow. With candor and humor, the punk rocker, single mother,...