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Sergiy Kudelia 08 Apr 2019
(PONARS Eurasia) The first round of the presidential election in Ukraine on March 31 produced two frontrunners who will face each other in the run-off on April 21: challenger Volodymyr Zelensky (30.24 percent) and incumbent Petro Poroshenko (15.95 percent). Only once, in 1994, did a candidate who lost in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election go on to win the presidency....
Marlene Laruelle 17 Oct 2019
(Andrea Mitchell Center Podcast) Interviewer: MATTHEW BERKMAN. The United States, and Western democracies more generally, currently view Russia through the lens of their own internal crises, argues MARLENE LARUELLE, expert on Russian politics and author of Understanding Russia: The Challenges of Transformation. In her discussion with political scientists and Mitchell...
PONARS Eurasia 16 Oct 2019
(Point & Counterpoint | By Natalia Zubarevich) In many countries, the state of the economy affects politics. If a country is in long-term economic decline, an election is likely to lead to the transfer of political power. Conversely, high economic growth tends to make it easier for incumbents to remain in power. In Russia, however, the correlation between the economy and politics is...
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Şener Aktürk 15 Oct 2019
(TRT) Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Koc University Şener Aktürk discusses operations in Syria, new US policies, the PYD-YPG as an armed ideological minority within an ethnic minority, why both Noam Chomsky and far right televangelist Pat Robertson support the YPG-PYD, and more.  Watch & Listen (YouTube) © TRT World Now (Turkish...
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Pavel Baev 15 Oct 2019
(EDM) The massive and indiscriminate air strikes and the limited land offensive into Kurdish-controlled northern Syria launched by Turkey last Wednesday (October 9) have attracted prime international attention and caused much dismay in Washington, DC; but Moscow has remained uncharacteristically silent about the explosion of armed hostilities in such close vicinity to the Russian area of...
PONARS Eurasia 11 Oct 2019
(USA Today) VODIANE, Ukraine – In a muddy field 5,000 miles from Washington, D.C., are a set of gas wells that extend several thousand feet underground. The wells are owned by Burisma, a Ukrainian company registered in Cyprus – a company no one outside the energy industry would have known a month ago. Now this place is ground zero for a central claim – one with no...
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