Samuel Greene 22 Sep 2016
(Moscow-on-Thames) Why haven’t Western companies lined up to demand that their governments repeal sanctions on Russia? After all, hadn’t they been used to making oodles of rubles? Wouldn’t they like to make some more.  I’ve never had much patience for the peculiarly Russian question of “кому это выгодно” – literally, “who benefits” – when it comes to policy analysis. It implies a logic that is simpler and more transparent than reality actually...
PONARS Eurasia 21 Sep 2016
In 1981, the United Nations designated September 21 as the International Day of Peace to bring awareness to peace efforts around the world. Carnegie Corporation of New York is marking this day with perspectives of several leaders. Read [email protected]
Mariya Omelicheva 21 Sep 2016
The idea of ‘Global IR’ generated a growing interest in ‘national schools’ of IR and their contribution to understanding the diversity of international relations. As a part of this discussion, the current study is set to explore what has been presented as Russian IR theory and its utility for understanding Russian foreign policy and international relations. Our contention is that there is still not a Russian ‘national school’ of IR with a...
Harris Mylonas 20 Sep 2016
(CPS) (Co-authored with Keith Darden) Abstract: Why are some countries more linguistically homogeneous than others? We posit that the international environment in which a state develops partially determines the extent of its linguistic commonality and national cohesion. Specifically, the presence of an external threat of territorial conquest or externally supported secession leads governing elites to have stronger incentives to pursue nation-...
Elizabeth Wishnick 20 Sep 2016
(Foreign Affairs) The South China Sea might be one of the most contested places on earth, but until last week, at least, one regional player had been conspicuously absent from the fray. Russia had staked out a precarious neutrality, maintaining a longstanding friendship with Vietnam while providing general support for China’s regional positions. On September 12, however, the balance came into question when Russia joined China for eight days of...
Pavel K. Baev 20 Sep 2016
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) Last Sunday (September 18), Russians went to the polls to elect the seventh State Duma in the post-Soviet history of their state. It is extremely difficult to say how many of them actually cast ballots because the official preliminary data on voter participation (47.8 percent, according to the Central Electoral Commission) is distorted by widespread and well-organized fraud that secured a confident victory for the United...
PONARS Eurasia 20 Sep 2016
(The National Interest) The Kremlin’s sole aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov is set to make its combat debut in the eastern Mediterranean in November according to Russian media. The 55,000-ton vessel was originally scheduled to depart for the Syrian coast in October, but the deployment has been pushed back. While the Russian government has not stated exactly why the Kuznetsov’s deployment is being delayed, one the of reasons is likely due to...
PONARS Eurasia 16 Sep 2016
(USA Today) The Russian government is allowing more than a dozen opposition candidates to run in Sunday's parliamentary elections to give the appearance of political freedom at a time when other dissenters face a mounting crackdown. While their chances to win seats are slim, candidates such as Maria Baronova say their struggle lays the groundwork for real democracy in a country where the government of PresidentVladimir Putin has steadily...

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