Jordan Gans-Morse Jordan Gans-Morse
(PONARS Policy Memo) Both government agencies and civil society activists in Ukraine widely employ anti-corruption messaging such as billboards, posters, television advertisements, and trainings. But which messages, if any, are effective? Surprisingly, despite anti-corruption messaging’s widespread...
Andrey Makarychev
(Geopolitics) The existing academic literature is replete with discussions about complex interconnections between borders and identities (Kuusisto-Arponen and Gilmartin 2015; Makarychev 2017). Borders are viewed as producers of texts and discourses, and are discussed as social constructs that...
Volodymyr Kulyk
(East/West: Journal of Ukrainian Studies) Incontemporary societies, mass media are increasingly important as a means of both communication and discursive representation. Media interaction is one of the main practices where people use language to learn about others and tell about themselves. Hence,...
Sergiy Kudelia
Ukraine’s Emerging Security State by Sergiy Kudelia "This article reviews President Poroshenko’s first term in office and argues that he failed in his attempt to balance the imperatives of power consolidation with demands for institutional development. Key reforms have been implemented only...
Dmitry Gorenburg
(Russian Military Reform blog) I wrote the following book review for Oxford’s CCW Russia Brief, Issue 3. These Russia briefs from Oxford’s changing character of war program feature some of the top experts and are worth reading cover to cover. The most recent issue also includes articles by Richard...
PONARS Eurasia
(Polygraph.info) In an op-ed published on the English language website of the Russian state-owned outlet RT.com, John Wight, a regular RT contributor, argued that visiting the United States might give Russian leader Vladimir Putin the ability to “humanize it beyond the realm of geopolitical...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) The predictable monotony of the high-level panel at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok last week (September 11­–13) was interrupted by President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that Russia and Japan sign a long-overdue peace treaty by the end of the year (Kommersant, September 13). The...

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