Oxana Shevel
(Monkey Cage blog) Here’s how Zelensky’s anti-corruption campaign matters for international politics. The revelation that President Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for a “favor” presents a challenge to Zelensky. He needs to convince domestic and international audiences that his...
Andrey Makarychev Andrey Makarychev
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Current political developments in Estonia are primarily shaped by the highly controversial and divisive effects of its March 2019 parliamentary election. For the first time, the right-wing EKRE Party (Konservatiivne Rahvaerakond) is participating in a government...
Farid Guliyev
(Current History) During its recent oil boom, Azerbaijan experienced more than a decade of fast economic growth. Between 2001 and 2011, gross domestic product grew tenfold, then peaked at $75 billion in 2014. Predictably, though, the bubble burst: in mid-2014, plunging global commodity prices sent...
PONARS Eurasia
(Point & Counterpoint) In the summer of 1996, President Boris Yeltsin, who had just been reelected for a second term, commissioned a group of Russian intellectuals to design a new national idea for the country. It was a virtually impossible task: putting together a set of ideals and values and...
PONARS Eurasia
(CSIS/PONARS Eurasia) China’s rise in the Indo-Pacific is discussed often but what about its growing influence in Eurasia? What political and economic roles does China play in the region and what are the implications? CSIS and George Washington University’s Program on New Approaches to Research...
PONARS Eurasia
(Russia Matters) This fall, Central Asia’s richest country was shaken yet again, on at least two separate occasions, by anti-government protests with decidedly anti-Chinese sentiments. Local unease with Beijing’s intentions and investments—which have ballooned to tens of billions of dollars ...
PONARS Eurasia
(EDM) Moscow’s vaunted “pivot to the East” did not begin when Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in 2012. Instead, it dates back to late 2006, when he ordered the development of the Russian Far East and Siberia. Others may prefer to believe it began with then-president Dmitry Medvedev’s...
Volodymyr Dubovyk
The last few months have been, perhaps, the most tested time of US-Ukraine relations in history. Presidents Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelenskiy have been confronting the release of the transcript of their July phone call and had a tense and awkward meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA meeting in...
Alexandra Yatsyk Alexandra Yatsyk
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Poland will hold general elections on October 13, 2019. Recent exit polls suggest that the ruling right-wing, conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party will maintain its dominant position. A key aspect to unravel is the indirect impact of Russia on the Polish political...

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