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Harris Mylonas 12 Aug 2016
(Comparative Political Studies) (Co-authored with K. Darden) Abstract: Why are some countries more linguistically homogeneous than others? We posit that the international environment in which a state develops partially determines the extent of its linguistic commonality and national cohesion. Specifically, the presence of an external threat of territorial conquest or externally supported secession leads governing elites to have stronger...
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Robert Orttung 10 Aug 2016
(GW) Russia takes the status of its athletes very seriously, but do they equate athletic success to international success? Professor Robert Orttung tells us why Russia may use its athletes as a metric to compare itself to other countries around the world. "[Russia] is very much concerned about promoting its athletes as a way of proving that it’s a great country compared to the other countries in the world" Watch the video...
PONARS Eurasia 09 Aug 2016
(GW) Find out what's going on in Russia while athletes on the Olympic National Team get tested and turned away from the Rio Games with the Elliott School of International Affairs Olympic Inbox Series. In this episode, Sufian Zhemukhov gives us an inside look into the Russian public reaction to the doping scandal. "The biggest problem is that competitions inside Russia are unfair and honest athletes there almost don't have any...
PONARS Eurasia 09 Aug 2016
(GW) Find out what's going on in Russia while athletes on the Olympic National Team get tested and turned away from the Rio Games with the Elliott School of International Affairs Olympic Inbox Series. In this episode, Henry E. Hale gives us an inside look into the Russian public reaction to the doping scandal. "55 percent of people in Russia believe that the accusations of mass doping were groundless and that the charges were all...
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Henry E. Hale 13 Jul 2016
(Journal of Democracy) After a quarter-century, the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union looks like a de-democratizing event. Leading up to that fateful year, Mikhail Gorbachev had been one of the world’s great democratizers. In just six years after rising to the top post in one of history’s most repressive regimes, he had almost completely freed the media, launched competitive elections, and ended the Communist Party’s political...
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PONARS Eurasia 07 Jul 2016
(New Book) An account edited by Siegfried Hecker, Doomed to Cooperate tells the story of the collaboration through the words of American and Russian scientists who traveled to each other’s nuclear complexes to work together within the individual bounds of nuclear secrecy. The content reveals not only the scientific endeavors and benefits of strengthened nuclear safety and security in Russia and worldwide, but also the intensity,...
PONARS Eurasia 05 Jul 2016
The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) awarded Volodymyr Kulyk "Best Article" for "Ukrainian nationalism since the outbreak of Euromaidan" (Ab Imperio, No. 3, 2014). The article traces the evolution of Ukrainian nationalism from the end of 2013 to the end of 2014 under the influence of mass protests against the antidemocratic regime of President Yanukovych (Euromaidan) and Russia’s intervention into Crimea and Donbas...
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(V&R) In the early 21st century, violent extremism in general and Islamist violence in particular have been dominated by several jihadist movements that are regionally-based, primarily operate at regional level and have been undergoing the bottom-up regionalization process. All these movements are major combatants in the world!s most intense regional armed conflicts and the lead terrorist actors against non-combatants. All try to build Islamic states...
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