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Samuel Charap 31 Oct 2019
(Rand) Russia's 2015 military intervention in Syria's civil war took many by surprise and raised questions about the potential for similar actions in other conflicts outside of post-Soviet Eurasia. The authors of this report assess where and under what conditions Moscow could intervene again by analyzing the factors that drive Russian decisionmaking on intervention. In addition to the 2015...
PONARS Eurasia 31 Oct 2019
(Washington Post) hen Vladi­mir Bukovsky was released from a Soviet prison in 1976 in an event that drew front-page headlines around the world, he was 33 years old and had already spent about a third of his life in captivity. A dissident since his student days, he had attracted the ire of Soviet authorities — and the admiration of political leaders, human rights advocates, journalists...
PONARS Eurasia 31 Oct 2019
(Washington Post) Facebook announced Wednesday that it had removed three networks of accounts it says are associated with Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the Kremlin-linked businessman U.S. authorities charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The networks — which included more than 170 Facebook accounts, pages and groups, as well as Instagram accounts,...
Andrey Makarychev 30 Oct 2019
(International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics | Co-authored by Alexandra Yatsyk) Abstract: In this article we explore the cognitive potential of the intertwined concepts of representation and performativity for studying a series of sportive and cultural mega events hosted by Russia from 2013 to 2019. Authors look at mega event as semiotic spaces generative of messages, symbols and images...
Pavel Baev 30 Oct 2019
(EDM) The memorandum of understanding on Syria signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Sochi, on October 22, was seen as a triumph in Moscow (see EDM, October 24); but the jubilation evaporated in a matter of days. The Kremlin grew upset regarding how the United States and Turkey seemed to take on exclusive management of the new...
PONARS Eurasia 29 Oct 2019
(Chatham House Ukraine Forum) Olexiy Haran sits down with the Ukraine Forum to reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the new leadership of Ukraine. "There's the huge trust of the population in President Zelensky. It's about 70%, and therefore people believe that reforms would be successful. This may be the first time in Ukrainian history. The reverse side of the coin is...
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