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PONARS Eurasia 06-15-2018
(The Diplomat) In early 2017, reports began to emerge that Chinese authorities in Xinjiang were ratcheting up security, flying in troops, and parading police convoys through the region’s cities. Chen Quanguo, appointed Communist Party secretary of Xinjiang the previous August after five years as Party secretary in Tibet, called it a “a people’s war.” The term isn’t new, but the level of repression has progressed dramatically from the collection of DNA of...
PONARS Eurasia 06-14-2018
(Tasnim News Agency) In an interview with Tasnim, Caress Schenk, assistant professor of political science at Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev University, commented on the influence of the Eurasian Economic Union’s regulations on the workers from Central Asian countries who leave for Russia to find jobs. Tasnim: How do you think has the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) influenced the economies of its member states? In your evaluation...
PONARS Eurasia 06-13-2018
Представители Москвы и Пекина сделали акцент на разногласиях на саммите западных стран и на единстве, продемонстрированном на совещании ШОС Этот саммит был не столь заметным и не привлек к себе такого внимания западных СМИ, как встреча «Большой семерки» в Канаде, которая завершилась раздорами по вопросам торговли и пошлин […] На воскресной пресс-конференции в Циндао российский президент Владимир Путин дал обтекаемый комментарий по поводу разногласий на...
PONARS Eurasia 06-10-2018
(U.S. News & World Report) If one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's goals is to undermine American leadership in the world by driving a wedge between the U.S. and its Western partners, he likely is smiling today. During his marathon annual call-in show on Thursday, Putin joked about a recent article in Germany's popular Die Welt that claimed President Donald Trump is pushing Europe into Russia's hands. The column came out before a string of...
PONARS Eurasia 06-07-2018
26 For Rogov blog.png   ► A discussion with Kirill Rogov on the transformation of electoral patterns during the March 2018 presidential elections and the techniques to compensate for the demobilization of the electorate.    ...
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PONARS Eurasia 06-07-2018
2Cover pic.jpg   ► Putin’s long tenure has been marked by profound changes in the spatial organization of the country’s territory. Measures have been taken to modernize infrastructure and develop the most sensitive and strategic regions but a more sophisticated regional strategy is needed.   Vladimir Putin’s long tenure as the head of the Russian Federation has been marked by profound changes in the spatial...
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PONARS Eurasia 06-05-2018
(Newsweek) Russia, China and a handful of other regional powers will deploy around 3,000 troops and 500 weapons systems for joint counterterror exercises that will take place in Russia’s Ural Mountains in August, Russia’s military announced Monday. Members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), an intergovernmental entity that seeks to foster military and intelligence sharing, will participate in the drills. The organization is composed of Russia...
PONARS Eurasia 06-05-2018
(U.S. News & World Report) In January, Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Kim Jong Un for establishing a nuclear weapons program that "solved his strategic task," calling the reclusive 30-something North Korean leader "an absolutely competent and already mature politician." Then Putin said the Korean Peninsula needed to be denuclearized. Moscow's wavering relationship with its former Cold War ally has become a lynchpin to its ambitions for...
PONARS Eurasia 06-04-2018
(CSIS Report) Religious violence is surely as old as both faith and fighting themselves. In the Russian Federation, as elsewhere in the world, religious teachings and philosophies are used both to justify and combat violence. But what forms does this take, and with what implications for Russian society, Russian policy, and Russia's future? This volume examines the many ways in which religion and violence intersect in Russia, and offers recommendations for...
PONARS Eurasia 05-30-2018
(The Atlantic) “When your enemy is making a mistake,” Napoleon purportedly cautioned, “never interrupt him.” In recent months the Islamic Republic of Iran has been battered by accumulating crises—including a collapsing currency, an irrepressible citizen’s-rights and feminist movement, and persistent labor strikes—that have called into question its continued viability. It is increasingly evident that the Trump administration’s goal, as outlined most...
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