Andrey Makarychev
(3DCFTAs) The global pandemic charges on. In the two and a half months, from the end of September to mid-December, the world total number of infections more than doubled to 72 million, with deaths rising to 1.6 million. However in all of Europe, over the same period, the current second wave of...
PONARS Eurasia
(Global News) While excitement and enthusiasm greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made version has received a mixed response, with reports of empty Moscow clinics that offered the shot to health care workers and teachers — the first members of the...
PONARS Eurasia
Electoral Authoritarianism in Eurasia: Continuities and Transformations Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring Kirill Rogov (Liberal Mission Foundation, Russia), Nikolay Petrov (Chatham...
Ceyhun Mahmudlu
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) The Azerbaijani authoritarian regime tends to view any independent group as a threat that needs to be marginalized, if not suppressed. This works for secular civil society organizations as well as for so-called non-traditional Islamic groups, all of which are seen as...
PONARS Eurasia
In this week's episode of the PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Julia Yuzbasheva and Maria Danilova to learn more about the proliferation of "conscious parenting" practices in contemporary Russian society. Listen © Blubrry
Andrey Makarychev
(NJCP) Introduction: What is an instrument? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, it can be understood, for instance, as “a means or implement by which something is achieved, performed, or furthered” or “a tool or device used for a particular purpose – especially: a tool or device designed...
Vladimir Gelman
(Russian Social Science Review) Abstract: The article attempts to analyze the mechanisms of political control used by the Kremlin vis-à-vis its rivals. Russian authorities had opted the politics of fear, which include overt intimidation and public discrediting of the regime's critics, and selective...
Nona ShahnazarianAnita Khachaturova
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) On November 10, a Russian-enforced ceasefire finally put an end to forty-five days of intense fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave that has been under the control of Armenian forces since 1994. The deal signed by Armenia,...
Pavel Baev
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) As the global economy—animated by the arrival of multiple COVID-19 vaccines—hopes for the first signs of recovery, expectations also rise in Russia for an accompanying surge in demand for oil and natural gas and renewed prominence of energy geopolitics in foreign policy-...
Robert OrttungRobert Orttung
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) In addition to the obvious healthcare and economic challenges that COVID-19 presents to city governments in the Arctic region, it is also a communications and governance crisis. Accomplishing any task in Arctic cities is particularly complicated due to the specific...

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