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PONARS Eurasia 30 Nov 2016
To mark the 25 year anniversary of the dissolution of the USSR, Taylor & Francis has complied over 150 scholarly articles on the USSR and the post-soviet period. Many PONARS Eurasia member's works are featured in this compliation, including: Şener Aktürk, Andrew Barnes, Vladimir Gel’man, Dmitry Gorenburg, Henry E. Hale, Mark Kramer, Andrey Makarychev, Sergey Markedonov, Sergey Minasyan, ...
PONARS Eurasia 29 Nov 2016
(J. Paul Goode and Ariel I. Ahram, eds.) This special issue explores qualitative field work methods for observing and studying authoritarian regimes. Studying authoritarian regimes can be a difficult and dangerous task, and this issue asked the contributors to provide insight on how working under an authoritarian regime limited their research but also provided context. There are three articles in this special issue that would be of particular...
Şener Aktürk 27 Oct 2016
(Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies). This article argues that Russia and Turkey radically reframed their projects of nation-building around the turn of the twenty-first century, and the migration patterns between the Caucasus, Central Asia, Middle East, Russia, and Turkey reinforce these new projects of nationhood, aimed at reshaping society and building a new collective identity. By focusing on the nineteenth and the early twentieth century, most...
Tags: Akturk, Russia, Turkey
PONARS Eurasia 13 Oct 2016
Henry Hale and Robert Orttung’s new book, Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives on Reform in Ukraine, reports findings from a “dream team” of top Ukraine specialists and comparative social scientists on how Ukraine might best overcome the crisis of governance in which it finds itself. Its unique perspective is to ground recommendations for Ukraine on a rigorous analysis of how other countries have succeeded (or failed) in...
Tags: Hale, Orttung
PONARS Eurasia 12 Oct 2016
(KU) As Vladimir Putin recently withdrew from a landmark nuclear agreement, policymakers and media pointed it out as the latest sign of deterioration of Russian relations with the United States. This follows the 2014 Russian annexation of Crimea and subsequent support of rebels fighting against Ukraine as well as the 2008 military operation in Georgia. Amid the criticism for Putin's actions, some foreign policy scholars have argued that...
PONARS Eurasia 12 Oct 2016
(IU Bloomington) Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded Indiana University’s Russian and East European Institute $1 million to create a Russian Studies Workshop and bolster Russian studies at IU. With the grant, the Russian and East European Institute will expand its work as an incubator for collaborative research and as a training center on contemporary Russian politics and society. [...] “With Carnegie’s generous...
Tags: Smyth, Russia
Olexiy Haran 12 Oct 2016
(dif.org) Ukrainian think tanks have prepared a memo for Ukrainian authorities regarding the “red lines,” i.e. the limits for compromise in the areas of political dialogue, security, and humanitarian issues that should not be crossed by Ukraine within the framework of the Minsk Agreements implementation. Signatories: Institute of World Policy Ilko Kucheriv Democratic Initiatives Foundation Ukrainian Center for Independent Political...
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Ora John Reuter 07 Oct 2016
(RAD) Abstract: For 15 years, United Russia has been the primary electoral vehicle of the Kremlin, and it won a landslide victory in the 2016 State Duma elections. United Russia’s dominant performance is attributable to five main factors: Putin’s popularity, elite cohesion, institutional design, the use of administrative resources, and an effective electoral strategy. From afar, United Russia’s dominance made these elections seem...
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