Hilary Appel
In this episode of Russian Roulette, Jeff Mankoff sits down with Hilary Appel, the Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College in California. They discuss her policy memo “Are Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin Partners? Interpreting The Russia-China...
Nona Shahnazarian Nona Shahnazarian
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) A major step to reduce the corrupt practices that perpetually flow through the Armenian government is to legally and publicly hold officials responsible for their transgressions. The country’s peaceful 2018 Velvet Revolution presented a rare opportunity to do so. Nikol...
PONARS Eurasia
(Point & Counterpoint) Maria Lipman discusses the political developments of the past two months and the Russian government's general policy toward elections with Mikhail Vinogradov, a Russian political expert and one of the most-often cited political commentators. Introduction: On Russia’s...
Anar Valiyev
(Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Eastern Partnership initiative with six former Soviet Republics – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The direction of development for Armenia and Belarus is clear: in these countries, the...
Dmitry Gorenburg
(RMR blog) One more in the series of policy briefs on Russian strategic culture and leadership decision-making, written for a collaborative project organized by the Marshall Center with support from the Russia Strategy Initiative. This one is on Russian naval strategy in the Mediterranean, written...
PONARS Eurasia
(Edgemarkets) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang kicked off a three-day visit to Moscow on Monday, where he hopes to counter the effects of the US trade war with agriculture deals. But analysts warned he might find Russia wanting more economically from its neighbour in the face of ongoing Western sanctions...
PONARS Eurasia
(Kyiv Post) The economy is improving. Long-stalled land reforms are on the way. A historic prisoner swap with Russia was just completed. And the novice president is proving himself surprisingly tough and adept in dealing with the revanchist Kremlin regime to the north. Just over 100 days into...
Marlene Laruelle
(Co-authored with Sophie Hohmann) This article advances the notion of “Polar Islam” to describe the birth and structuring of Muslim communities in Russia’s Arctic cities. It does not assert that Arctic conditions have created an entirely specific Islam; most of the features attributed here to “...
Henry Hale
(Post-Soviet Affairs) We know from prior research that non-democratic regimes can become vulnerable when elites anticipate succession at the top, but we know little about what shapes these elites’ expectations. This study examines connections between such expectations and Russia’s relationships to...

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