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Andrey Makarychev 27 Aug 2019
(Palgrave) This volume seeks to explore Russia’s perceptions of the changing international system in the twenty-first century and evaluate the determinants of Russian motives, roles and strategies towards a number of contemporary regional and global issues. The chapters of the volume discuss various aspects of Russian foreign policy with regard to key actors like the U.S., EU and China;...
PONARS Eurasia 23 Aug 2019
(Point & Counterpoint | By Gleb Cherkasov) On May 20, 2019, the entire political desk of the Kommersant publishing house, including myself (deputy chief editor) and special correspondent Anna Pushkarskaya, announced that we had submitted our resignations. This move was our protest against the firing of the deputy head of the political desk Maksim Ivanov and special...
Tags: Russia, Media
Dmitry Gorenburg 20 Aug 2019
(War on the Rocks) (Co-authored with Kasey Stricklin) It is widely acknowledged that general and flag officers are important actors. Senior uniformed leaders are, of course, crucial in determining the trajectory of a country’s military development and in some cases even of its foreign policy. Yet, with vanishingly few exceptions, even those Americans who closely track...
Nikolay Petrov 19 Aug 2019
(Chatham House) The disqualification of opposition candidates ahead of an election to Moscow’s city duma on 8 September have spurred the largest protests seen in the city since 2011–12. Increasing waves of mass protests reached around 50,000 participants on 10 August, and there is no sign of them stopping. Nikolai Petrov explains the implications of these protests and the Kremlin’s response...
Tags: Petrov, Russia
Dmitry Gorenburg 19 Aug 2019
(WP Monkey Cage) (Co-authored with Michael Kofman) An Aug. 8 accident at Russia's Nonoksa missile testing facility left seven dead and caused a brief radiation spike in a nearby town. What went wrong Vague and potentially misleading statements by Russian authorities have only added to speculation that scientists were working on a nuclear propulsion system for one of...
Sergiy Kudelia 08 Aug 2019
(Point & Counterpoint) The Parliamentary election in Ukraine brought resounding victory to the Servant of the People (SoP) party put together around the newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Analyzed here are the results of the parliamentary election and the risks associated with the sudden dominance of the pro-presidential party. President Zelensky pursued two immediate...
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