PONARS Eurasia
(Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence P. Markowitz) Counterterrorism experts and policy makers have warned of the peril posed by the links between violent extremism and organized crime, especially the relationship between drug trafficking and terrorism funding. Yet Central Asia, the site of extensive...
Nicu Popescu
(ECFR Podcast) Nicu Popescu, director of the Wider Europe Program at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Victor Andruziv, Director of the Ukrainian Institute for the Future (UIF), and Jana Kobzova, Political Director at Rasmussen Global discuss the recent Ukrainian election and new...
Richard Arnold Richard Arnold
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) The violent anti-immigrant events in March 2019 in the Russian autonomous republic of Sakha (Yakutia) may foreshadow rising interethnic hostility and an inward turn connected to a crisis of legitimacy for President Vladimir Putin’s regime. While critics have argued that...
PONARS Eurasia
(kgembassy.org) On May 14, 2019, Bolot Otunbaev, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the USA met with Andrew Kuchins, President of AUCA, at the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United States and Canada. Ambassador Otunbaev congratulated Dr. Kuchins on his appointment as the president of AUCA...
David Szakonyi
(Point & Counterpoint) Through all the gloom of Russia’s stagnating economy, one bright spot has been the prudent macroeconomic policy coming from the Central Bank. Under the leadership of Elvira Nabiullina, Central Bank policymakers have helped navigate the country through the treacherous...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) Russia tries to maintain a finger in every conflict in the Middle East, and President Vladimir Putin seeks to cultivate connections with various parties in multiple quarrels. Presently, however, the Kremlin’s access is being curtailed: Moscow, for instance, cannot find an entry point into the...

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