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PONARS Eurasia 06 Sep 2019
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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....
Dmitry Gorenburg 11 Sep 2019
(RMR blog) Here’s the second in a series of policy briefs on Russian strategic culture and leadership decision-making, written for a collaborative project organized by the Marshall Center with support from the Russia Strategy Initiative. This one is on Russian strategic goals in a Nordic crisis. With permission from the Marshall Center, I am posting the full text here, though please go to...
PONARS Eurasia 10 Sep 2019
(VOX) Russians across the country voted this weekend, but everyone was watching city council elections in Moscow. That’s because this summer, tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to Moscow’s streets, demanding that the city council election be free and fair after election officials barred opposition candidates in July from running for the 45 seats open on the...
PONARS Eurasia 10 Sep 2019
(VOA) MOSCOW - Russian voters handed setbacks to Kremlin-affiliated candidates in Moscow and other local elections nationwide — losses that came despite a near total ban on opposition candidates that sparked a summer of street protests and mass arrests in the capital.   With most of the vote counted, returns showed pro-Kremlin candidates lost over a third of seats in the race for...
PONARS Eurasia 09 Sep 2019
PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference  Thursday, September 12 "China’s Rise in Eurasia" | CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave, NW | Link: CSIS Agenda and Registration 1:30-3:30 pm: Seminar I: The China Factor in Eurasia  Hilary Appel, Claremont McKenna College, Elizabeth Wishnick, Montclair State University, Stephen Kaplan, George Washington University, Jeffrey...

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