Warnings of a Russian hypersonic weapon that the U.S. can't defend against may have had you running for the bomb shelter last week. But what, exactly, is this weapon, and how does it work? Russian President Vladimir Putin first announced the hypersonic weapon, code-named Avangard, in a speech in...
Дмитрий Быков поговорил с известным экономистом Константином Сониным о настоящем и будущем России и российской экономики. Константин Сонин — один из немногих российских интеллектуалов, хорошо известных на Западе. Больше того — он едва ли не единственный экономист в нынешней России, чьи оценки и...
(TOL) As new textbooks on Russian history, close to the Kremlin playbook, are rolled out in the country’s high schools, some teachers make clear that they are not so easily fooled. “The state, any state, will always try to put history at its service,” says Konstantin Chekmenev, a history teacher in...
On the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president, PONARS Eurasia and New York University’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia hosted a joint conference that brought together leading scholars to discuss the state of U.S.-Russian/Eurasian relations. The papers in...
(PONARS Policy Memo) After two decades of dramatic reduction and deliberate neglect, the nuclear arsenals that were at the center of security relations between the Cold War superpowers are reaching the ends of their operational lives. Rather than allow age and obsolescence to erode their nuclear...
(YaleGlobal Online) ODESSA: Russia relations with Ukraine in the post-Soviet era may certainly be divided into two periods uneven in length. The first one was a period of relative peace between 1991 and 2014. The second one is ongoing, a time of war, since the end of February 2014. Hopefully, the...
(APA) The Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was widely discussed at a session, titled “Security Issues in the South Caucasus”, which was held as part of the 5th South Caucasus Security Forum in Tbilisi on May 16, APA’s Georgia bureau reports. International Crisis Group's Europe and...

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