Anar Valiyev
(Global Times) The year 2012 was not a crucial one for the five Caspian states, Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran, in settling the legal status of this water basin. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Russia want to divide the shelf of the Caspian Sea into national sectors with exclusive...
Kornely Kakachia
(CACI Analyst) Georgian politics have entered a turbulent period after the October parliamentary elections. The situation is exacerbated by a difficult cohabitation process between the newly elected government of Bidzina Ivanishvili and the outgoing President Mikheil Saakashvili. While both sides...
Andrey Makarychev
“For Gerard Depardieu, a Russian passport is a matter of financial convenience…”   Many scholars would say that borders are the most dynamic element of the globalized world order. But in our complex world, and in our everyday lives, there is far more to the concept than geographic citizenship....
PONARS Eurasia
(Eurasianet) Cory Welt is quoted in an article about the "Freedom in the World 2013" report by Freedom House. Excerpt: Despite the noted progress, the democratization process in the region still has many shortcomings, said Cory Welt, a political science professor at George Washington University and...
Anonymous
(Open Letter) The following article is an open letter to Vladimir Putin by Deana Arsenian, vice president for international programs and program director for Russia and Eurasia at the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Dear Mr. Putin, You don’t know me, but we have met. For the past nine years, you...
Pavel Baev
(Jamestown Foundation) The need to mobilize the core support base and re-invent a drive for the aging bureaucratic regime is recognized very clearly in the Kremlin, despite the desire to close out the tumultuous election period. Greater volume rather than sophistication in official propaganda is a...
Dmitry Gorenburg
  The commissioning of the Yuri Dolgoruky Borei-class SSBN this week, which follows closely on the heels of the launching of the Vladimir Monomakh SSBN at the end of December, has made a number of commentators focus on prospects for Russian naval modernization. I’d like to introduce a note of...

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