PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2016
(AAAS) Leaders of authoritarian regimes in Central Asia have been able to use rhetoric to define their power as legitimate to the public despite practices of human rights violations and clamping down on dissent, according to a new study by a University of Kansas expert on international relations. "Those governments have been fairly effective in mobilizing public support through discourse that has shaped the public's understanding of what it...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2016
(GT) The Georgian Institute of Politics (GIP) is an independent research organization based in Tbilisi with a team of young researchers and experts working in both Georgian and English. It aims to address both a Georgian and international audience by explaining what happens in Georgia and its politics through research results. Within the research program GIP covers international politics, democratization, European and Euro-Atlantic integration...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2016
(Russia Direct) The victory of Republican candidate Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election was one of the most discussed topics by Russian think tanks in November. In fact, it took everyone by surprise, with Russian analysts rushing to figure out the potential implications. In addition, the Syrian crisis remains at the top of the discussion agenda. According to Russian analysts, the upcoming elections in France and Germany will have an...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2016
(PolitiFact) One of the most pervasive narratives of the presidential race was that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to upend the election — in a way that helped President-elect Donald Trump. Politicians of both parties condemned the alleged actions of a U.S. adversary. Trump, however, often brushed off claims that Russia was meddling in the election to his benefit, while Hillary Clinton charged that Trump was encouraging Russia...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2016
(CBC) After nearly two years in a Russian prison Nadiya Savchenko can report from the belly of the beast. People listen to her, too. As one of Ukraine's first female military pilots, she is blunt, tough as nails and knows plenty about Russian tactics. Now, as a free woman and a national hero, she's a rising political star. This week, she's in Canada meeting with members of the Trudeau cabinet, among others, with a typically unvarnished message...
PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2016
(KPFK Radio) We examine the role of fake news manufactured by Russian Intelligence that was inserted into the U.S. media during the election campaign to undermine Hillary Clinton and stoke fears among the American left that the two nuclear-armed rivals were heading towards a nuclear confrontation. A former Russian journalist Sufian Zhemukhov, a visiting scholar at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies at George Washington...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Nov 2016
To mark the 25 year anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR, Taylor & Francis has complied over 150 scholarly articles on the USSR and the post-soviet period. Many PONARS Eurasia member's works are featured in this compliation, including: Şener Aktürk, Andrew Barnes, Vladimir Gel’man, Dmitry Gorenburg, Henry E. Hale, Mark Kramer, Andrey Makarychev, Sergey Markedonov, Sergey Minasyan, Yulia Nikitina, Robert W. Orttung, Nikolay Petrov,...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Nov 2016
(NPR/WEAA) As part of The Ellison Report hosted by Charles Ellison, Keith Darden, American University professor and Russia expert, explains what the U.S.-Russia relationship now looks like with a new political guard in Washington. And what the Putin-Trump bromance means short and long term.[...] Darden's portion of the podcast is at timestamp 14-24.   Listen Here © NPR/WEAA 

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