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PONARS Eurasia 05 Nov 2018
Point & Counterpoint is a new online forum that gives the floor to experts on and from Russia and its neighbors to share their insights into the most important developments concerning the region. This includes not only in-depth analysis, but also research-based debates and informed book reviews, all as part of a non-ideological platform for the study of the Russia-Eurasia region...
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Sergiy Kudelia 13 Dec 2018
(Presidential Power) Since November 28, 2018 ten oblasts (provinces) in Ukraine have been operating under the provisions of the ‘martial law.’ President Petro Poroshenko introduced it in response to violent seizure of 3 Ukraine military vessels and arrest of 24 sailors by Russian coast guard ships in the Kerch strait. The Ukrainian parliament’s confirmation of the president’s decree followed...
Marlene Laruelle 13 Dec 2018
(Russia Matters) In 2007, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s famous Munich speech took stock of what Russia considered the failure of the post-Cold War détente with the West, specifically NATO’s eastward expansion and a European security architecture that excluded Russia. Today, almost 12 years later, Moscow is more isolated from its Western counterparts than at any time since the...
Sean Roberts 11 Dec 2018
(RFE/RL) China’s campaign against Uyghur nationalism, branded by Beijing as separatism, has abruptly spiked in the last two years and spread beyond just the Uyghurs. [...]  On this week's Majlis podcat, RFE/RL's media-relations manager, Muhammad Tahir, moderates a discussion on the repercussions of Beijing’s policies in Xinjiang among the people and governments in Central Asia....
Andrey Makarychev 11 Dec 2018
(RAD) Abstract: Looking at Narva, the Estonian city with strong Russian roots, through the lens of culture allows us to see it less as a threat and more as an opportunity. Current Estonian policy seeks to Europeanize Narva, making it cool rather than alien. This effort, instead of pushing Russia aside, provides a platform for Russian artists to perform on an European stage and...
PONARS Eurasia 11 Dec 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...
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