Pavel Baev
(EDM) Russia tries to maintain a finger in every conflict in the Middle East, and President Vladimir Putin seeks to cultivate connections with various parties in multiple quarrels. Presently, however, the Kremlin’s access is being curtailed: Moscow, for instance, cannot find an entry point into the...
PONARS Eurasia
(MEMRI) Mk.ru surveyed three world class expatriate economists: Sergei Guriev the chief economist of the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, former deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation and former first deputy chairman of the Russian Central Bank Sergey Aleksashenko, and...
Emmanuel Dreyfus
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) At first glance, Ukraine’s recent presidential election further confirmed the dramatic decrease of Russian influence in Ukraine. Not a single candidate based his or her campaign on the promotion of an open rapprochement with Russia and neither of the two candidates...
PONARS Eurasia
(actualcomment.ru) "Ivan Kurilla speculated that the meeting between Lavrov and Pompeo may speak about an upcoming deal...  Trump is a businessman... and he is focused on deals. Something to give in order to achieve something. The 'No collusion' (Mueller report) opens the door for a deal between...
Ivan Kurilla
(Point & Counterpoint) The May 9 Victory Day over Nazi Germany has long been the main Russian national holiday, the principal day on which Russians turn to the past. In recent years, the Immortal Regiment, a march of people carrying portraits of their ancestors who fought in the war, has...
PONARS Eurasia
(Politifact) Shady self-dealing in the Ukraine? It’s not just the Republican side that does that, says a social media meme that makes the charge against Democrat Joe Biden. The episode involved his son Hunter Biden’s work on behalf of a Ukrainian energy company at a time when the elder Biden was...
Gulnaz Sharafutdinova Gulnaz Sharafutdinova
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) The days of political promise the Russian liberal opposition enjoyed during 2011-12 when the “angry urbanites” protested against the regime, are long over. The Russian “progressive era” failed without even starting. Instead, the Kremlin undertook a conservative turn...
Andrey Makarychev Andrey Makarychev
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Various Russian opposition groups operate outside of Russia articulating and promoting a normative type of political discourse grounded in values of freedom, democracy, and rule of law. These are entities established by Russian oppositional figures and organizations...
Timothy Frye
(Comparative Political Studies) Abstract: Do economic sanctions turn the public against the target government or cause it to rally around the flag? How do sanctions affect attitudes toward the sanctioner? How does bad economic performance under sanctions shape support for the target government?...

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