PONARS Eurasia
(War on the Rocks) In January, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said that China had developed “a 21st century surveillance state with unprecedented abilities to censor speech and infringe upon basic human rights. Now, it is exporting its facial recognition software and systems abroad.” In remarks...
Ivan Kurilla
(Riddle) Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia has been traversing its own, often difficult, path towards independent development. Over the past thirty years, Russian society and the country’s elites have performed many tests, making many mistakes along the way. From today’s vantage point...
PONARS Eurasia
(Russian Analytical Digest) The topic of this issue is ‘Putin‘s Power Games.’ In it, eight authors from different institutions (Jan Matti Dollbaum, Maria Domańska, Vladimir Gel’man, Andrei Kolesnikov, Robert Orttung, Michael Rochlitz, Regina Smyth, and Andrei Yakovlev) comment on the recent and...
PONARS Eurasia
(Nikkei Asia Review) ALMATY, Kazakhstan -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took advantage of his visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan last week to lambast China over its treatment of its Muslim minorities and reliability as a business partner, but was met with a lukewarm response from the two...
PONARS Eurasia
(abc.net.au) Since his election as US President, Donald Trump has actively undermined the standing of the American-led international order. His criticism of long-term allies, of NATO and other important security relationships and openly siding with authoritarian leaders have been significant. But...
Stephan De Spiegeleire, Khrystyna Holynska, Yevhen Sapolovych
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Great power assertiveness is back, with Russia once again playing a leading role. This memo introduces some new data sources—in the form of uniquely rich automated event datasets—that offer unprecedented promise to start tracking the empirical evidence behind this...
PONARS Eurasia
(Middle East Eye) US economic warfare against Iran gives the most repressive elements of the Iranian regime another lease on life. The clerical government in Iran celebrates another anniversary this week. It’s both an occasion for critics to call attention to the Islamic Republic’s perpetual...
PONARS Eurasia
(News.am) There is no force in Armenia that could seriously resist the authorities’ aspirations, political scientist Alexander Iskandaryan told reporters on Wednesday. According to him, there is no such political force, and this requires appropriate conditions and public demand. [...] Read More © ...
Konstantin Sonin
(The Bell) One of Russia’s most famous economists, Konstantin Sonin has worked abroad for many years. He has been a professor at Chicago University since 2015, and before that he worked at two of Russia’s leading universities: the Higher School of Economics and the New Economic School. You can read...

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