Scott Radnitz
(Monkey Cage blog) The House of Representatives is investigating President Trump’s alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine’s government to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, one of Trump’s potential rivals in the 2020 presidential election. Research suggests that incumbent presidents generally have a modest...
Mikhail Alexseev
(Monkey Cage blog) Russian state-controlled television has been extensively covering the news that President Trump allegedly pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate the son of former vice president Joe Biden, who is leading in polls for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential primaries. The...
PONARS Eurasia
(PRIO) In the late 1980s, when I took part in drafting speeches for Mikhail Gorbachev underpinning his concept of an All-European House, one part of my work was to strive towards the elimination of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. Nothing came out of it at the time. Now, after more than 25 years...
PONARS Eurasia
(ECFR) Volodymyrska Hill, Kyiv, on a June evening in 2019. Kyivans and tourists stroll along the riverside park’s newly relaid paths, many wending their way to the brand new footbridge and across to the People’s Friendship Arch monument; stunning views of the Dnipro abound. Suddenly, a young passer...
Sebastien Peyrouse Sebastien Peyrouse
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Notwithstanding twenty years of increasingly prominent political, economic and security relations, China remains poorly understood and even feared among Central Asians. Despite its emergence as the second-largest economic world power in less than three decades, its...
PONARS Eurasia
(Politifact) President Donald Trump for months has tried to draw attention to the connection between former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter over the younger Biden's ties to a Ukrainian energy company when he was vice president. But a complaint from an intelligence community...
PONARS Eurasia
(The Print) Russian voters are looking beyond President Putin and Putinism for solutions to everyday problems. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party, United Russia, eked out a majority in the Moscow municipal legislature in elections on Sept. 8. While Putin’s regime touted the outcome as...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) Russia’s annual major autumnal exercises are usually accompanied by a loud propaganda campaign advertising the country’s military might; this year, however, official reporting on the Tsentr 2019 war games was rather low key. On Friday (September 20), President Vladimir Putin, in his capacity...
Fuad Shahbazov
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Often forgotten among the many post-Soviet border disputes in the Caucasus is one pitting two strategic partners against each other, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The two states have enjoyed a bilateral partnership since the beginning of the 2000s that has shaped the...

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