Judyth Twigg Judyth Twigg
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) After first exploding among people who inject drugs in the late 1990s, HIV/AIDS now presents a serious public health and social challenge in Russia. The threat was initially mitigated through energetic interventions from civil society, largely financed by the global...
Yuriy Matsiyevsky Yuriy Matsiyevsky
As the March 31 Ukrainian presidential elections approach, warfare continues in the east, and national reforms falter, analysts warn about the resurgence of old-- and the emergence of new--authoritarian threats in Ukraine. On the one hand, they argue that the ongoing war with Russia is used by the...
Marlene Laruelle Marlene Laruelle
Of Russia’s 146 million citizens (if we include those in Crimea), 63 million—or 43 percent—are under 34 years of age. Of these, 30 million belong to Generation Y (millennials in their 20s and early 30s), 15 million belong to Gen Z (teenagers), and a further 18 million are part of the youngest...
PONARS Eurasia
The International Studies Association gave the Religion and International Relations Book Award to Mikhail Alexseev and Sufian Zhemukhov for their book, Mass Religious Ritual and Intergroup Tolerance: The Muslim Pilgrims’ Paradox (Cambridge 2017). Ayse Zarakol received the Edited Volume, Special...
PONARS Eurasia
(FP) Normally inured to the fire and brimstone of Russian state TV, international audiences perked up their ears last month when a Sunday evening news show singled out a handful of locations in the United States that could be targets for annihilation by Russia’s new hypersonic weapons. “For now, we...
Mikhail Troitskiy
(Cambridge University Press) Troitskiy's chapter, "When is 'Enough' Enough? Uncertainty in Negotiation," in William Zartman's edited volume How Negotiations End, looks at the Gorbachev/Kohl/Baker 1990 “NATO non-enlargement” negotiations, the Minsk agreements on eastern Ukraine, and the Iran nuclear...
PONARS Eurasia
(Moscow Times) On Feb. 28, a Russian court denied bail and house arrest for U.S. citizen Michael Calvey, who was jailed two weeks earlier on alleged fraud charges. For over two decades, Calvey has been one of the country’s most respected foreign investors. Facing an outcry at home and abroad, the...

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