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Mikhail Troitskiy 04-20-2015
(PIN Points) In the contemporary world of growing complexity where major social, political, and economic shifts are determined by unexpected, cascade, and even catastrophic developments, facilitation of coordination among actors become vital. When decisions on cooperation or conflict de-escalation have to be taken under severe time pressure, the importance of conspicuous solutions is difficult to overestimate. Such solutions are often called “...
PONARS Eurasia 03-26-2015
(RAD) This edition is co-produced with the Central Asia Program at George Washington University. It considers how the Ukraine crisis and the Russian economic slowdown are impacting the Central Asian Republics, and their perspective on Russia and the Eurasian Economic Union.  Articles include: "Kazakhstan’s Posture in the Eurasian Union: In Search of Serene Sovereignty" by Marlene Laruelle and "Kyrgyzstan...
Mikhail Troitskiy 03-23-2015
(Survival: Global Politics and Strategy) Editor's note: In the last issue of Survival, Matthew Kroenig proposed a number of alterations to NATO policy and posture, including forward deployment of conventional forces in Eastern Europe, pausing NATO expansion to Ukraine and Georgia, and upgrading the Alliance's nuclear forces. In the nuclear realm, Kroenig argued that NATO should develop a new generation of tactical nuclear weapons, and...
PONARS Eurasia 03-23-2015
(Europe-Asia Studies) Introduction: The accession to power of Vladimir Putin in 2000 was followed by a policy of national revival that crystallised under the banner of patriotism. Several government-sponsored programmes of ‘patriotic education for the citizens of the Russian Federation’ were adopted to promote the glorification of the fatherland, its greatness, and its distinctiveness. This policy has been conveyed by official...
Viatcheslav Morozov 03-20-2015
This book applies postcolonial theory to Russia by looking at it as a subaltern empire. It pushes postcolonial studies and constructivist International Relations towards an uneasy dialogue, which produces tensions and reveals multiple blind spots in both approaches. A critical re-evaluation of the existing literature enables the author to produce a comprehensive account of how Russia's position in the international system has conditioned its domestic...
Tags: Morozov, Russia, EU
Andrey Makarychev 03-20-2015
(Problems of Post-Communism) Abstract: In Putin’s third term, official rhetoric has become a normative, moralizing discourse promoting Russian traditional values as opposed to the “moral decay” of the West. This “biopolitical turn” in Russian politics–a redefining of the boundaries of the Russian political community and extension of state sovereignty into private lives–is part of the authoritarian drift of...
Arkady Moshes 03-19-2015
(FIIA briefing paper) The military conflict in the eastern part of Ukraine is the main factor determining also the internal political situation in the country. On the one hand, as long as the conflict calls for national consolidation and strengthens the understanding that only a reformed Ukraine may hope to endure, the war should drive the transformation. On the other hand, the conflict poses a major impediment to the changes, not only because it is a...
PONARS Eurasia 03-19-2015
(UCLA II event recap) The Putin regime is fighting for its survival, using the annexation of Crimea and the war in Eastern Ukraine to boost its popularity and retain the elite’s monopoly on political and economic affairs, said a panel of Russian scholars and journalists at the Center for European and Eurasian Studies. A panel of Russian scholars and journalists, moderated by UCLA political scientist Daniel Treisman, attempted to make sense of...
Tags: Petrov, Russia

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