Mikhail Troitskiy 20 Jul 2017
(ABC) Political analyst and associate professor Mikhail Troitskiy discusses the significance of Donald Trump's second meeting with Vladimir Putin during a G20 summit dinner.  Listen © abc.net.au
Pavel Baev 20 Jul 2017
(EDM) Following the long-expected July 7 meeting between United States President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, the main tangible result was the ceasefire in the southwestern corner of Syria. But this “deliverable” is of little if any interest to the Russian public, particularly as Russian casualties in that conflict continue to mount (RBC, July 11). Putin has been generous with his...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Jul 2017
(The News) Ever er since Russian President Vladimir Putin first sent his troops into Crimea to annex that region for Russia in 2014, the former Soviet republic of Ukraine has been has been on the defensive trying to preserve its national territory. [...] But Olexiy Haran, professor of comparative politics at Ukraine’s Kyiv-Mohyla University and academic director of the Kiev’s Democratic Initiatives Foundation, sees the no-man’s-land standoff in...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Jul 2017
(BI) The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. in June 2016 at Trump Tower, under the guise of offering the Trump campaign damaging information on Hillary Clinton, may have been a "dangle" aimed at enticing then-candidate Donald Trump and his associates into colluding during the campaign. [...] "Some of the remarks in the email exchanges hint at collusion in the hacking of DNC and Podesta email servers," said Mark Kramer, the program...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Jul 2017
(Wharton; Soundcloud) Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Rudra Sil, SAS Director of the Hunstman Program in International Studies & Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and Andrew Kuchins, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, join host Dan Loney to discuss what the recent meeting between...
PONARS Eurasia 12 Jul 2017
(opendemocracy) Ukraine’s clan networks are re-asserting their power again. Western partners need to think carefully about whom to support and how. Strange things are happening in Kyiv. In spring 2017, two prominent Ukrainian politicians — Mykola Martynenko, a former MP, and Roman Nasirov, former head of country’s fiscal service — were arrested on corruption charges to significant fanfare. Soon, however, both men were released: Nasirov on a...
Dmitry Gorenburg 12 Jul 2017
(RMR blog) Every two years, St. Petersburg hosts a major naval salon, where Russian and foreign shipbuilders come to show off their latest products. Representatives of the Russian Navy also attend, and often take the opportunity to discuss their procurement plans (and dreams). The 2017 salon was held from June 28 to July 2. Mike Kofman has laid out the outline of the surface ship construction plans, highlighting the sheer number of different...
Pavel Baev 11 Jul 2017
(EDM) Last Friday’s (July 7) meeting between President of the United States Donald Trump, and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, was so intensely anticipated and so poorly prepared in terms of the agenda that its outcome remains broadly open to interpretation. The Kremlin judged it a success beyond expectations, particularly since it lasted 135 minutes instead of the scheduled 35 minutes (Carnegie.ru...

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