PONARS Eurasia 26 May 2016
(FT) For 17 years, until 2014, the G7 was the G8. In a goodwill gesture to post-communist Russia, the Group of Seven industrialised democracies invited Russian president Boris Yeltsin to attend their summit for the first time in 1997. But Russia’s membership was suspended after its annexation of Crimea following the pro-western revolution in Ukraine. [...] “Normalizing relations with Russia has been and remains a personal foreign policy...
PONARS Eurasia 24 May 2016
(VOA) Professor Marlene Laruelle, director of the Central Asia Program at the George Washington University, talks to Navbahor Imamova, Voice of America's Uzbek Service. How well do the United States and Central Asia know and understand each other? Topics include the Andijan tragedy, investment in human capital, the U.S. presidential campaign and candidates, Central Asian migrants in Russia, Uzbeks in America, and more.  Interview in English (...
Pavel K. Baev 24 May 2016
(EDM) The need to keep the channels of dialogue open with an unpredictable Russia is taken as an absolute imperative by many Western politicians. But they are often surprised when this tactic backfires. The foreign ministers of the member states of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held talks, on May 19–20, in preparation for the July summit in Warsaw. They agreed to convene a meeting of the NATO-Russia Council in order to clear any...
PONARS Eurasia 23 May 2016
(TNS) Amongst political institutions, political parties occupy a pivotal position because of the crucial role that they play in formulating national policies, chalking out development plans and strategies. In fact, the political structure of contemporary democracies hinges on political parties, which are considered paramount for the organisation of modern democratic institutions as well as for the expression and manifestation of political...
Ivan Kurilla 19 May 2016
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) At the beginning of this year, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov published an article in Russia in Global Affairs explaining the recent radical changes in Russia’s foreign policy. Instead of dealing with the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century, however, Lavrov devoted his article to Russia’s thousand-year history. His boss, President Vladimir Putin, has similarly engaged in historical discussion,...
Cory Welt 19 May 2016
(SCAR) To assess the question of what kind of costs the 2008 war imposed on the United States or to U.S. foreign policy, we need to distinguish between a few meanings of the word. First, there are the “costs” the United States bore willingly to support Georgia, a pro-Western strategic partner, in its time of need. Second, there is the “cost” to a core element of U.S. policy toward Georgia: the promotion of conflict resolution policies that...
PONARS Eurasia 19 May 2016
(PanamPost) Left-wing activist George Monbiot recently published a diatribe against “neoliberalism” in the Guardian, which went massively viral. Its title alone–“Neoliberalism–the ideology at the root of all our problems”–suggests that he is trying to blame the “neoliberal” political and economic system for practically all of humanity’s ills. The initial problem with Monbiot’s article is the author fails to define the term “neoliberalism.” He...
PONARS Eurasia 19 May 2016
(Aravot) “The goal of the Armenian side was to find out whether in reality negotiations had reached an impasse and there was no other way than war, or, however, the problem could still be solved with minimal losses,” – said President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan after the meeting with President of Azerbaijan in Vienna. We asked political scientist Sergey Minasyan what in fact we found out which of the options mentioned by the President is possible...

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