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...
PONARS Eurasia
(Guest post by Evert van der Zweerde) A series of recent diplomatic scandals in Russian-Dutch relations raise questions about the nature of the deteriorating relationship between the two countries. Are there  purely political issues or something more substantial? What do Dutch experts (and the...
Andrey Makarychev
(Co-authored by Andrey Makarychev and Olga Gulina) The Russian model of multiculturalism is in crisis having recently proven itself to be a mixture of intolerance, xenophobia, and racism. These sentiments have all been publicly legitimized by a false rhetoric of “national patriotism,” with “Russia...
Pavel Baev
(Eurasia Daily Monitor)—The dramatic resolution of the fiscal-political crisis in the United States was barely noticed in Moscow last week (October 16–17) as two dissimilar events of a local character but heavy resonance focused public attention. The first one was a mass riot in the Moscow suburb...
PONARS Eurasia
(FOX News Latino) “The Russians are very aggressively trying to expand into every market they can with their arms,” said Andrew Kuchins, the director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Washington D.C.-based think tank the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “A large and important...
Polina Sinovets
The arrival of new Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has sparked a new round of speculations concerning the future of Iran’s nuclear program and Tehran’s ability to find common ground with the international community. Russian authorities tend to be of the opinion that the main challenge in dealing...

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