03 Jan 2019
(VOX Ukraine) Political scientists answer the fundamental question of whether Ukraine should change its system of government and shift the balance of power between the executive and the legislature. Over the past few years a number of politicians and experts have voiced concern regarding the...
Dmitry Gorenburg Dmitry Gorenburg
03 Jan 2019
(PONARS Policy Memo) Since the Ukraine crisis, the dominant Western perspective on Russian foreign policy has come to emphasize its increasingly confrontational, even revanchist, nature. Experts have focused on discontinuities in Russian foreign policy either between the ostensibly more pro-Western...
21 Dec 2018
(Point & Counterpoint) Arkady Moshes explains Belarus's geopolitical status and its relations with Ukraine and Russia. Arkady Moshes is the director of the EU Eastern Neighbourhood and Russia Research Programme at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. See the video(s) and transcript...
George Gavrilis George Gavrilis
20 Dec 2018
(PONARS Policy Memo) Civil and territorial conflicts in Eurasia are often treated as distinct from their counterparts in other parts of the world. The Tajik civil war in the 1990s, the separatist conflict in Moldova, and the battles over Ukraine’s sovereignty are seen as products of the collapse of...
Alexandra Yatsyk Alexandra Yatsyk
19 Dec 2018
(PONARS Policy Memo) Russia has been playing a multi-fold game in the digital arena. It engages in international cyber attacks, spreads select narratives strategically overseas using the open media rules of Western societies, and simultaneously restricts, piece-by-piece, independent media and...
Roberts: The Chinese state needs to be in complete control [in Xinjiang] and so they just keep hammering the nail harder
19 Dec 2018
(CSM) The Pakistani businessman braved the rugged Karakoram Highway, crossed the freezing Khunjerab Pass, and spent an hour undergoing security at China’s border to reach the city of Kashgar, in the frontier region of Xinjiang. Eager to promote his adventure tourism company, the young entrepreneur...
18 Dec 2018
(Point & Counterpoint) (By Maria Lipman & Maria Volkenstein) The rise of diversity and individualism in Russian society is undisputed. However, these new trends are observed, first and foremost, in the private sphere, in consumption, and in everyday practices, while the political realm...
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