PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2016
(CBC) After nearly two years in a Russian prison Nadiya Savchenko can report from the belly of the beast. People listen to her, too. As one of Ukraine's first female military pilots, she is blunt, tough as nails and knows plenty about Russian tactics. Now, as a free woman and a national hero, she's a rising political star. This week, she's in Canada meeting with members of the Trudeau cabinet, among others, with a typically unvarnished message...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2016
(KPFK Radio) Host: We examine the role of fake news manufactured by Russian Intelligence that was inserted into the U.S. media during the election campaign to undermine Hillary Clinton and stoke fears among the American left that the two nuclear-armed rivals were heading towards a nuclear confrontation. A former Russian journalist Sufian Zhemukhov, a visiting scholar at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Nov 2016
To mark the 25 year anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR, Taylor & Francis has complied over 150 scholarly articles on the USSR and the post-soviet period. Many PONARS Eurasia member's works are featured in this compliation, including: Şener Aktürk, Andrew Barnes, Vladimir Gel’man, Dmitry Gorenburg, Henry E. Hale, Mark Kramer, Andrey Makarychev, Sergey Markedonov, Sergey Minasyan, Yulia Nikitina, Robert W. Orttung, Nikolay Petrov,...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Nov 2016
(NPR/WEAA) As part of The Ellison Report hosted by Charles Ellison, Keith Darden, American University professor and Russia expert, explains what the U.S.-Russia relationship now looks like with a new political guard in Washington. And what the Putin-Trump bromance means short and long term.[...] Darden's portion of the podcast is at timestamp 14-24.   Listen Here © NPR/WEAA 
Scott Radnitz 29 Nov 2016
(PONARS Policy Memo) The Central Asian states have endeavored over the past two decades to maintain the appropriate amount of distance from the regional hegemon, Russia. They have sought to balance good relations with it while preserving internal legitimacy and sovereignty. Their approach has hinged on three factors: (1) their structural dependence on Russia; (2) the level of Russia’s insistence on conformity to its policies; and (3) their...
PONARS Eurasia 29 Nov 2016
(NEE) It is no secret that innovation is responsible for as much as 80 per cent of economic growth. Not surprisingly, given the current situation in the global economy, especially the rising inequality in the developed world and the dysfunction of commodity-driven economic models in many developing countries, the next economic breakthroughs lie in innovation in fields such as biotechnology, genetic engineering, 3-D printing and robotics. The...
PONARS Eurasia 29 Nov 2016
(Washington Post) The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation. Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery—including thousands of botnets...
PONARS Eurasia 29 Nov 2016
(Asbarez) In its fifteen-year young history, the AGBU Asbeds has succeeded in engaging the Armenian-American community through a range of culturally, educationally, and socially enriching events, perhaps the most highly regarded of which is the “Evening with a Scholar” series which brings together some of the brightest minds for dialogue on relevant and timely issues of concern to all Armenians. This year’s “Evening with a Scholar/Ambassador,”...

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