11 Sep 2018
(EDM) The annual Russia-hosted Eastern Economic Forum is about to open (September 11–13) in Vladivostok, and President Vladimir Putin has arrived there to greet the leaders of China, Japan, Mongolia and South Korea. This carefully prepared ceremony should provide relief for him from the mounting...
The Moscow Mayoral Election: Just as Non-Intriguing as All Other Regional Races Held in Russia on September 9
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(Point & Counterpoint) Moscow is Russia's wealthiest city with the largest concentration of highly-educated and critically-minded Russians. But the Moscow mayoral election is just as non-intriguing as all other regional races to be held in Russia on September 9. Russian experts—Natalia...
Rethinking Structure and Agency in Post-Soviet Regime Dynamics [Gel'man, Hale, Smyth, Way, Casey, Greene, Frye]
07 Sep 2018
(Post-Soviet Affairs) Introduction: The role of structure and agency in political and social changes has been a recurring topic of discussion in the social sciences since the nineteenth century. Research on political regimes and their dynamics, which lies at the heart of political science, is no...
06 Sep 2018
PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference Friday, September 21, 2018 9:00 am - 6:15 pm Lindner Commons, 6th Floor Elliott School of International Affairs, GW 1957 E St. NW Agenda and RSVP - - - - - - - - - - - - Panel 1: A “New World Order”? Russia’s Strategies on the International Scene Mark...
Marlene Laruelle Marlene Laruelle
05 Sep 2018
(PONARS Policy Memo) Over the past decade, and even more overtly since the annexation of Crimea, there has been a growing tendency to describe Russia—or at least the Putin regime—as “fascist.” On the political scene, this assessment has been articulated by everyone from Western policy leaders like...
05 Sep 2018
(Co-authored with Jean Radvanyi) This timely book provides a balanced and comprehensive overview of the geographical, historical, political, cultural, and geostrategic factors that drive Russia today. Russia has long inspired fear in the West, but as the authors argue, Russia is fearful as well....
29 Aug 2018
The American Political Science Association (APSA) will present the Gabriel A. Almond Award to Dr. David Szakonyi at the 2018 APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition, the world’s largest gathering of political scientists and source for emerging scholarship in the discipline. The award recognizes the...
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