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PONARS Eurasia 15 Jul 2017
(Wharton; Soundcloud) Erik Jones, Director of European and Eurasian Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, Rudra Sil, SAS Director of the Hunstman Program in International Studies & Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and Andrew Kuchins, Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, join host Dan Loney to discuss what the recent meeting between President...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Jul 2017
(Nationalities Papers) Given that Russia is due to host the largest and most popular (by a wide margin) global sporting – the FIFA World Cup – next year, now would seem an appropriate time to reflect on the last Sporting Mega Event held in Putin’s Russia – the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. That event will live in infamy mainly because it holds the record for the fastest ever squandering of an Olympic legacy. One hopes this is...
Two PONARS Eurasia members contributed to the special issue of Pathways to Peace and Security, "Addressing Terrorism, Violent Extremism and Radicalization: Perspectives from Russia and the United States," published by Russia’s Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO). The volume is an academic effort, involving nine Russian and eight U.S. researchers, to explore the substance, underlying drivers,...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Jun 2017
Several PONARS Eurasia members have made their syllabi available to our readership. Visit the Course Syllabi/Recommended Reading page.
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PONARS Eurasia 09 Jun 2017
The book by Robert Orttung and Sufian Zhemukhov, Putin's Olympics: The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia, will be open access for the next 60 days. The online access is shared by the authors and the Taylor & Francis sharing initiative. View the book (enhanced PDF) | Routledge  
PONARS Eurasia 01 Jun 2017
(USC Institute of Armenian Studies) One of Russia’s leading Caucasus experts, associate professor at the Russian State University for Humanities and an expert at the Russian Council for International Affairs, Sergey Markednov (SM) discussed Russian policies with the Focus on Karabakh editor Emil Sanamyan (ES). ES: In many respects, the year 2008 became a watershed moment for the Russian policies in the Caucasus, how...
PONARS Eurasia 30 May 2017
(Sean's Russia Blog) How does politics in Eurasia really work? Henry Hale warns against overly simplistic interpretations of post-Soviet politics, such as writing Russia off as a dictatorship where nothing matters but Putin’s will. Instead, one must understand the specific social context in which he and other successful Eurasian leaders operate and the complex political considerations they must balance.  Hale: "I started to...
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(3DCFTAs) Abstract: A general and strategic effect of EU’s Association Agreements and DCFTAs with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine has been the extension of the concept of Europe and its wider opening to neighborhoods and margins. It is on this basis that a European normative order can be differentiated from both the ‘Russian world’ and Eurasian geopolitical space. However this paper argues that the process of association is not a...

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