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PONARS Eurasia 12-11-2018
(Point & Counterpoint) Listen to Alexander Iskandaryan, director of the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan, discuss the "evolution of revolutions" in Armenia. He discusses the primary differences between the discontent in 2008 and the recent uprising. For example, at that time there was economic growth and migration to Armenia, the social situation was different, the situation in Karabakh was better, and, most importantly, there were major political...
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PONARS Eurasia 12-07-2018
Alexander Iskandaryan, director of the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan, explains the "evolution of revolutions" in Armenia. He discusses the primary differences between the discontent in 2008 and the recent uprising. For example, at that time there was economic growth and migration to Armenia, the social situation was different, the situation in Karabakh was better, and, most importantly, there were major political differences — beginning...
PONARS Eurasia 12-06-2018
2 часть Конференции «ФОРМИРОВАНИЕ НАЦИЙ И ГОСУДАРСТВ В КОНТЕКСТЕ ПОТРЯСЕНИЙ», организованная по инициативе ЕГУ и РАУ совместно с Понарс Евразия прошла в РАУ 9-го ноября.   Международная конференция "Формирование наций и государств в контексте потрясений" в РАУ. Video of Международная конференция "Формирование наций и государств в контексте потрясений" в РАУ.

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PONARS Eurasia 12-03-2018
(CBC) For U.S. President Donald Trump, who is reportedly in a dark mood over the advancing Mueller investigation and fresh off a slew of Republican congressional losses in the midterm elections, a naval standoff between Russia and Ukraine comes at a particularly fraught moment in his presidency. But for Russian leader Vladimir Putin, that makes this as good a time as any to see how far he can push Trump by asserting Russian supremacy in the disputed Sea...
PONARS Eurasia 11-27-2018
(Daily Beast) Russian security forces deployed coast guard vessels, jet fighters, and attack helicopters in an overwhelming assault on three Ukrainian navy boats attempting to pass through the narrow, Russian-controlled strait connecting the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov on Sunday. Experts said the attack signaled a wider Russian move against Ukraine, four years after Moscow’s forces seized the strategic Crimean Peninsula and backed pro-Russian...
PONARS Eurasia 11-27-2018
(ECFR Podcast) Mark Leonard speaks with Andrew Wilson, Kadri Liik, and Nicu Popescu about the Kerch Strait ship capture, what this means and how the international community could react to the latest tensions. The podcast was recorded on 26 November 2018. Listen © ECFR Podcast
PONARS Eurasia 11-27-2018
(Yahoo News) A global coalition of nearly 300 scholars on Monday called on Beijing to abolish its “transformation through education” campaign against China’s ethnic Uygur population, and appealed for increased diplomatic and legislative pressure on the Chinese government over the matter. In a statement delivered on behalf of 278 academics from 26 countries, the group of self-titled “concerned scholars” said immediate action was needed “to prevent setting...
PONARS Eurasia 11-09-2018
(The Diplomat) “Synergizing” China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) remains in the rhetoric of both sides, most recently while Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was in Beijing for the 23rd China-Russia Prime Ministers’ Regular Meeting. His Chinese counterpart, Li Keqiang, according to the Chinese Foreign Affairs Ministry summary, said that “China will synergize the Belt and Road Initiative and the Eurasian...
PONARS Eurasia 11-07-2018
(Point & Counterpoint) This year’s regional election results were somewhat of a sensation. For the first time since 2007, the United Russia (UR) party, the Kremlin’s legislative arm, failed to gain a plurality of the vote in three regional legislatures. UR’s average result declined to 38 percent, down from 46 percent in the previous election. In single-mandate districts, the proportion of UR victories has declined from 92 percent in 2015-16, to 87...
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PONARS Eurasia 11-07-2018
(EUCAM) (Co-authored by Jos Boonstra, Marlene Laruelle, Andreas Marazis, and Tika Tsertsvadze) Over the past decade, the European Union (EU) has become an active actor in Central Asia. It has expanded its diplomatic presence, established co-operation mechanisms and increased its development cooperation. However, so far, the EU’s impact in terms of improving the security situation or helping to build democratic societies that respect human rights has been...

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