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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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Keith Darden 11 Oct 2019
(WP Mokey Cage) When President Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open up a case on his political opponent Joe Biden, the only thing unfamiliar about the request from a Ukrainian perspective was that it was coming from a U.S. president. Ukrainian presidents have used their prosecutor generals to prosecute their rivals for corruption since the...
PONARS Eurasia 10 Oct 2019
(Factcheck.org) With its candidate the subject of an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has gone on the offensive with a TV ad that claims to present the “facts” about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine. In fact, the ad relies on speculation and unsupported accusations to mislead viewers. [...] “Ukraine has had a long line of prosecutors...

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