Andrey Makarychev
The Baltic Sea region is definitely one of the best examples of region-building in Europe. It is home to such world leaders in innovation as Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and Germany and the region has become an attractive international brand. Baltic studies is a popular research field since this is...
Andrey Makarychev
One of the most visible aspects of Russia’s path to globalization is the country’s hosting of large international sporting events. In July 2013, Kazan hosted the World Student Games (the Universiade). In February 2014, Sochi will host the Winter Olympics. A dozen Russian cities are preparing for...
Robert Orttung
Billions of people around the world watch the Olympics and even more viewers tune in to the World Cup soccer championship. These events not only draw large audiences, but many people are willing to interrupt their daily schedule to watch them.             Such games are always a mix of commerce and...
Andrey Makarychev
(Report) Among European countries Germany has the deepest interest in and traditions of engaging with Russia politically and economically. Almost every week Berlin hosts multiple Russia-focused events that send diverse – though often contradictory – messages to German diplomacy. In this paper I...
Mikhail Rykhtik
Nizhniy Novgorod—As we have seen in recent news, there are great challenges concerning migration, integration, and violence in Russia today. This has become noticeable even in quiet Nizhniy Novgorod, where there is a growing conflict between two leaders of the Muslim community: one group supported...
PONARS Eurasia
Speakers:Andrey Makarychev (Professor of Government and Politics at the University of Tartu, Estonia)Robert Orttung (Associate Research Professor and Assistant Director, IERES, The George Washington University)Ray Taras (Fulbright Distinguished Chair in European Studies at the University of Warsaw...
Mikhail Troitskiy
There is a surprising lack of substantive discussion within U.S. and Russian policymaking communities on the influence of China on U.S.-Russia relations. After several influential books and journal articles on the subject appeared from 2008 to 2011, a consensus has seemingly been reached on the...

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