Kimberly Marten 16 Sep 2017
(Warontherocks.com) (Co-authored with Olga Oliker) Earlier this year, armed protesters used violence and threats to force Ukraine’s government into a substantial policy reversal: a ban on anthracite coal imports from separatist-controlled territory, crucial to the country’s electricity supply. The protesters were representatives of “volunteer battalions” (or pro-state militias), broadly credited with helping Ukraine survive the early days of...
PONARS Eurasia 13 Sep 2017
(Newsweek) Russian President Vladimir Putin suffered a major blow in Sunday’s nationwide elections—or did he? Russia's United Democrats—a liberal party that stands in opposition to the Kremlin—saw several shocking upset victories in central Moscow, though Putin's ruling party, United Russia, won all of the municipal elections held outside of Moscow and 75 percent of district council seats in the Russian capital. [...] "One of the reasons the...
Pavel Baev 12 Sep 2017
(EDM) The fast-escalating crisis in East Asia, driven by the chain of nuclear and missile provocations by the North Korean regime, has upset the carefully prepared agendas of regional politics. In early September, North Korea cast a shadow over talks at the BRICS (a loose political grouping of major developing economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit in China as well as the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. President...
PONARS Eurasia 11 Sep 2017
(Globe and Mail) He is the reigning bad boy of global affairs, a nemesis of American presidents and an antagonist who flouts international borders and diplomatic protocols. So how did Vladimir Putin come to be the voice of calm in the storm? In the furious debate over how to subdue a defiant Kim Jong-un, it has fallen to the strongman Russian leader to take up the cause of peace in a volatile region and rational thought in a time of discourse...
Samuel Greene 11 Sep 2017
(Moscow-on-Thames) In case you were wondering what a stolen election looks like, this is it. Russians went to the polls yesterday for what will be the last major round of voting before the presidential election next spring. Both the Kremlin and the opposition, of course, had points to prove. And both sides, it would seem, achieved something closely resembling their goals. United Russia handily won 16 out of the 16 gubernatorial elections held...
PONARS Eurasia 08 Sep 2017
(DW) Facebook’s disclosure of a likely Russia-linked advertising campaign appears plausible. The revelation raises new questions about the Trump campaign and highlights an old misunderstanding by the Kremlin. How credible is Facebook's revelation of a possibly Russian-backed political ad campaign in the US? The information that an operation likely based in Russia was behind ad buys driving politically divisive messages on Facebook in a two-year...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Sep 2017
PONARS Eurasia is pleased to make available five thematic policy memo volumes to mark the program's 20th Anniversary! (Also see the Annual Conference website page.) Europe’s Eurasian Challenge   Navigating Turbulent Regional Waters: Politics in Southern Eurasia   Russian Foreign Policy after Crimea: How to Understand and Address It   Russia’s New Domestic Scene: Economy, Nationalism, Power, Opposition   Ukraine in the Poroshenko Era:...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Sep 2017
(GW News) A new survey from George Washington University political science experts that seeks to measure and quantify whether the current political climate threatens American democratic institutions found “significant warning signs” for American democracy. The Authoritarian Warning Survey is a continuous survey of leading academic experts on democracy and authoritarianism, measuring critical facets of American democracy. Daily updates,...

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