Elise Giuliano
Russia has experienced a number of natural disasters in recent years causing hundreds of deaths and a massive loss of homes and property. The deadly and dramatic nature of disasters stirs people to seek an explanation for what has taken place—a process that entails assigning responsibility and...
Andrey Makarychev
(CEURUS Working Paper) In this working paper I will argue that the key factor determining the EU’s and Russia’s policy tools is their status of either insiders or outsiders in the region-making projects developing in the area of their common neighbourhood. Based on this criterion, I will single out...
Mark Kramer
Focus groups and opinion polls in Russia over the past three years have revealed substantial discontent with Russia’s political system—discontent that was instrumental in the outbreak of mass protests in December 2011 after Russia’s parliamentary elections were marred by widespread fraud. The scale...
Andrey Makarychev
The more German experts discuss the recent Bundestag election, the more paradoxes they unveil. For example, many note that Germany has become more Euro-sceptic even though they predict that the new government will stick to timeworn policies. Few see serious changes in Germany's attitude toward...
Nikolay Petrov
(The Moscow Times) The 12th Sochi International Investment Forum brought together numerous senior officials and dozens of regional governors. This particular forum stands out among the many held in the regions as being second in stature only to the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum...
PONARS Eurasia
Videos of two panel sessions from the September 23-24, 2013, PONARS Eurasia policy conference are now available online: Russian Protests: Motivations and Mechanisms September 23, 2013Mikhail Alexseev, San Diego State UniversityTheodore Gerber, University of Wisconsin-MadisonMark Kramer, Harvard...
Theodore Gerber
Access to the internet has grown at an exponential rate in Russia during the last four years, and many commentators have ascribed a mobilizing role to the new media in the waves of discontent and protest surrounding the December 2011 parliamentary and March 2012 presidential elections. A series of...

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