(PONARS Policy Memo) Russia's immigration system is consistently presented as draconian and inhumane. Human rights organizations, mass media, and scholars alike use labor slavery, violations of rights, and vulnerable migrants excluded from the formal labor market as common frames to conceptualize...
(Moscow Times) Russians had no choice in the 2018 presidential elections. Those who wanted to vote against corruption, against Russia’s aggressive foreign policy, against unlimited military spending, against protectionism and isolationism and against archaic governance had no one to vote for. The...
(Critical Asian Studies) Abstract: This article provides an overview of People’s Republic of China (PRC) counter-terrorism policies targeting Uyghurs since 2001 when the state first asserted that it faced a terrorist threat from this population. In reviewing these policies and their impact, it...
(RAD) South Korea’s leaders derived much greater benefit from hosting the Olympics than the Russian leadership did. The Olympics are important because they shine an international media spotlight on the host country for years of build up and three weeks of sporting competition. Ultimately, no matter...
(EDM) No surprises happened in Russia on Sunday, March 18, in the carefully orchestrated voting procedure generously described by the media as a “presidential elections.” But many questions loom over the beginning of the new term that Vladimir Putin claimed. His “campaigning” gained some momentum...
(NYTimes) The Kremlin gave credit to a surprising source for the outpouring of support for Vladimir V. Putin in Sunday’s presidential election — the West. Ella A. Pamfilova, the chairman of the Central Election Commission, said pressure on Russia from Western leaders helped to generate the 76.7...
(T-Vogue) Vladimir Putin won his fourth term as president on Sunday, March 18, and will continue to lead Russia for the next six years. Before Sunday’s results came in, some election-watchers had likened voter turnout to a referendum on Putin’s Russia-first policies. While his victory was all but...

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