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PONARS Eurasia 13 Feb 2020
(abc.net.au) Since his election as US President, Donald Trump has actively undermined the standing of the American-led international order. His criticism of long-term allies, of NATO and other important security relationships and openly siding with authoritarian leaders have been significant. But Alexander Cooley argues in a new book called Exit from Hegemony, that the United States has been...
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PONARS Eurasia 13 Feb 2020
(Middle East Eye) US economic warfare against Iran gives the most repressive elements of the Iranian regime another lease on life. The clerical government in Iran celebrates another anniversary this week. It’s both an occasion for critics to call attention to the Islamic Republic’s perpetual legitimacy crisis, and for neutral observers to puzzle over the revolutionary government’s tenacity....
PONARS Eurasia 13 Feb 2020
(News.am) There is no force in Armenia that could seriously resist the authorities’ aspirations, political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan told reporters on Wednesday. According to him, there is no such political force, and this requires appropriate conditions and public demand. [...] Read More © News.am  
Konstantin Sonin 11 Feb 2020
(The Bell) One of Russia’s most famous economists, Konstantin Sonin has worked abroad for many years. He has been a professor at Chicago University since 2015, and before that he worked at two of Russia’s leading universities: the Higher School of Economics and the New Economic School. You can read the full interview in Russian here. Below, we have some highlights.  Does Russia...
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Pavel Baev 11 Feb 2020
(EDM) The message from Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to his Norwegian counterpart, Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Spitsbergen Treaty was rude even by the standards of Russian diplomacy. Russia has, on several previous occasions, signaled disagreements with various measures Norway has taken to protecting the unique Arctic environment...
Farid Guliyev 07 Feb 2020
(Washington Post) (Co-authored by Anar K. Ahmadov) Azerbaijanis vote Sunday in a snap election that resulted from a sudden political housecleaning last fall. In October, President Ilham Aliyev dismissed his chief of staff, Ramiz Mehdiyev, and replaced a set of top officials linked to Mehdiyev’s “old guard” with younger technocrats. Azerbaijan’s National Assembly...

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