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Harris Mylonas 02 Feb 2016
(European Journal of Political Research) The coalition of New Democracy and the Panhellenic Socialist Party governed with a severely weakened majority in parliament (153 of 300 seats in January 2014). The Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) secured a clear lead in the May European Parliament elections. As a result of this defeat, a significant government reshuffle ensued. The choices made in this reshuffle signaled an attempt...
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PONARS Eurasia 28 Jan 2016
The Working Group on the Future of U.S.-Russia Relations, a bilateral collective of rising experts from American and Russian institutions, announces the publication of its fifth joint report: “The U.S. and Russian Interventions in Syria: Room for Cooperation or Prelude to Greater Conflict?” Coauthored by Yoshiko Herrera (University of Wisconsin–Madison), Andrew Kydd (University of Wisconsin–Madison), and Fyodor Lukyanov (...
George Gavrilis 07 Jan 2016
(Ethnopolitics) (Co-author: Karen Barkeya) Historians and social scientists view the Ottoman millet system as a successful example of non-territorial autonomy. The Ottoman rulers recognized the diversity of religious and ethnic communities that made up the empire and also understood that this diversity could not and should not be assimilated into an overarching principle of sameness. Instead, they organized a series of ad-hoc negotiations with...
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(Problems of Post-Communism) See: A New European Disunity: EU–Russia Ruptures and the Crisis in the Common Neighborhood (Andrey Makarychev) and Suturing the Neighborhood? Russia and the EU in Conflictual Intersubjectivity (Aliaksei Kazharski & Andrey Makarychev). Other articles in this issue: Understanding the Contest Between the EU and Russia in Their Shared Neighborhood (Dimitar Bechev) and The...
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(Sport in Society) (Co-author: Alexandra Yatsyk) In this article, we uncover the dynamics and the evolution of Russian discourses of sovereignty before and after the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games using some elements of Foucauldian methodology and constructivist reading of sovereignty as an institution. We argue that there is a discrepancy between the rhetoric of sovereign power and the institutional practices in which it is embedded. It leads us to...
PONARS Eurasia 18 Dec 2015
(NBR) Elizabeth Wishnick (Weatherhead East Asian Institute) analyzes the shifting dynamics of the China-Russia-U.S. triangle. She argues that shared views on global and domestic politics have driven China and Russia closer together, but that Washington should avoid direct attempts to subvert the budding partnership. Instead, the United States should focus on U.S. interests that reassert its prominence in the trilateral relationship. Read More ...
Samuel Charap 17 Dec 2015
The Center for the National Interest recently published a report, "The United States and Russia after the Ukraine crisis: Three Scenarios," with chapters by Samuel Charap, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, and Matthew Rojansky. A FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP (chapter by Samuel Charap) - By late 2015, both Washington and Moscow come to recognize the “New Cold War” footing they had adopted in the preceding two years was...
Robert Orttung 15 Dec 2015
(RAD) This edition looks at the question of information warfare. Firstly, Elizabeth Nelson, Robert Orttung, Anthony Livshen analyse Russia Today’s (RT) YouTube programming across several of its various language channels. They argue that while RT adapts it output to different audiences, it generally seeks to promote a particular Kremlin-dictated ideology, and counter the West by attacking it across the same criteria by which Western countries...
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