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PONARS Eurasia 26 Oct 2020
Toward the Rule of Law in Eurasia? Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring: David Szakonyi (George Washington University) Emilbek Dzhuraev (OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) Ivan Gomza (Kyiv School of Economics, Ukraine) Maria Popova (McGill University)...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Sep 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Podcast) In this week’s episode, Maria Lipman chats with Graeme Robertson (University of North Carolina professor) and Konstantin Gaaze (Carnegie Moscow Center analyst) about Russia’s September 13 regional elections and whether or not the Kremlin should be worried about upcoming Duma elections. Listen here (Blubrry)     Homepage image credit (license).
PONARS Eurasia 26 Oct 2020
In this week’s PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Ben Noble (Lecturer at University College London) and Nikolay Petrov (Senior Fellow at Chatham House) about ongoing changes to Russia’s national legislature based on the recently revised constitutional framework, and what these changes portend for the 2021 Duma election. Listen here (...
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PONARS Eurasia 26 Oct 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Podcast) In this week’s PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Ben Noble and Nikolay Petrov about ongoing changes to Russia’s national legislature based on the recently revised constitutional framework, and what these changes portend for the 2021 Duma election. Listen here (Blubrry)     Homepage image credit...
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Scott Gehlbach 26 Oct 2020
(broadstreet.blog) The New York Times published an interesting pair of reports on Tuesday. The first related a recent study in Health Affairs that documents a staggering, and unexpected, decline in hospital admissions since the arrival of COVID in the United States earlier this year. With the important exception of those areas where COVID infections are spiking, hospital...
PONARS Eurasia 26 Oct 2020
(RFE/RL) If he wins another four years in the White House in the election on November 3, U.S. President Donald Trump may make a new push to mend Washington's severely strained relations with Moscow, doubling down on an effort that was swiftly stymied after he took office in 2017. Democratic challenger Joe Biden has vowed, if elected, to take a tough stance toward Russia on issues ranging...
(China Resource Risks) Which candidate do Chinese leaders hope will win the 2020 U.S. presidential election: Donald Trump or Joe Biden? According to the U.S. Directorate for National Intelligence, the Chinese government would prefer that "Trump... not win reelection" because of his unpredictability and tough policies toward Beijing. But Chinese experts disagree over which candidate would be...
Andrey Makarychev 23 Oct 2020
(Chinese Political Science Review) Abstract: The paper addresses a puzzle resulting from the current global state of alert: the coronavirus pandemic brought us back to the world of the allegedly sovereign nation states with borders and national governments in charge, yet in fact, this retrieved sovereignty looks very vulnerable and precarious. We explain this controversy through a triad of...

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