Pavel Baev
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) The Russia–European Union summit opens today (June 3) in Yekaterinburg, according to the twice-yearly schedule and amidst mutual irritation and disappearing expectations. Quarrels about the Syrian calamity are unavoidable. The talks will likely be fruitless, with Moscow...
Ivan Kurilla
(The Moscow News) There’s a new president in town, and his name is Vladimir Fortov. President of the Russian Academy of Sciences, that is. Fortov, a prominent Russian physicist and head of Moscow’s Joint Institute for High Temperatures, won 58 percent of the vote in a secret-ballot election among...
Sufian Zhemukhov
Circassians all over the world commemorate the 149th anniversary of the end of the Russian-Caucasus war every year on May 21. In Russia, where about a million Circassians live, meetings and events were held with representations of the leaders of the Circassian republics in Maikop (Adygea), Nalchik...
PONARS Eurasia
(By Olga Gulina) Influential regions of Germany are proposing changes to some of the most sensitive issues of the country’s immigration policies. The lands of Brandenburg, Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Schleswig-Holstein, and Baden–Wuerttemberg have jointly prepared and...
Henry Hale
(Journal Article) Abstract: Works on the 1848 revolutions, 1989 collapse of European communism, 1998–2005 postcommunist color revolutions, and 2011 Arab uprisings frequently cross-reference each other, implying what is called here the concept of a “regime change cascade.” Research on these “Big...
Shairbek Juraev
On May 28, 2013, Kyrgyzstan hosted an informal summit of the heads of state of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO). The summit discussed various issues related to regional security, mainly the situation in Afghanistan - particularly the local measures needed to withstand the...
Alexander Cooley
(Book Review) Over a five-year period in the 2000s, Central Asia’s Fergana Valley saw two revolutions, the bloodiest government-ordered crackdown on protestors since China’s Tiananmen Square, and a wave of authoritarian abuses. The time was laced with geopolitical intrigue: The US had military...

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