Sebastien Peyrouse Sebastien Peyrouse
On July 21, 2018, in an address to doctors, President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov boasted that Turkmenistan had “strengthened its place in the world as a powerful state with highly developed medicine.” He claimed that people from neighboring states and beyond could even come to get treatment in the...
Polina Sinovets
This February we witnessed the true deterioration of arms control. The United States declared its withdrawal from the INF Treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty) due to Russia’s alleged systematic violations of it. Moscow has denied any violations while casting Washington as the one...
PONARS Eurasia
(Point & Counterpoint) Over half of Russian governors have been replaced by the Kremlin in the past two and a half years. A large share of these new regional leaders are “outsiders,” individuals with no roots in or experience with the territories that the Center has entrusted to them. This...
(PONARS Policy Memo) For the new countries that emerged after the collapse of the USSR, few tasks have been more important, or challenging, than building institutions of government that enjoy public trust. While the frenzy of institution-building in the newly independent states breathed new life...
Jordan Gans-Morse
(WTTP) Russia announced today that it plans to develop two new land-based missile launch systems in the next two years in retaliation for the U.S. announcing that it's leaving a longstanding nuclear treaty that was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. ...
Jesse Driscoll Jesse Driscoll
Since Ukraine is the site of both an invasion (Crimea) and a civil war (in the Donbas), there is no academic consensus on what to call the crisis in Ukraine. Russians usually call it a civil war. Representatives of the U.S. government emphasize the invasion. Invasion and civil war are not mutually...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) The United States’ suspension (as of February 2) of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, was no surprise—but still delivered a hard blow to Russia’s international position. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the outdated but still important...

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