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Juliet Johnson 22 Sep 2017
(Russian Review) Abstract: Currency crises have been a recurrent feature of Russia's post-Soviet experience. This article examines three episodes of sudden and sharp ruble depreciation in 1998, 2008, and 2014–16. We examine these crises and their political consequences as iterative episodes in the Russian government's ongoing efforts to deal with its structural dependence on energy revenues and international capital flows. We argue that...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Sep 2017
PONARS Eurasia is pleased to make available five thematic policy memo volumes to mark the program's 20th Anniversary! (Also see the Annual Conference page.) Europe’s Eurasian Challenge [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_original","fid":"5928","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image","height":"794","style":"width: 100px; height: 143px;","typeof":"foaf:Image","width":"554"}}]]   Navigating Turbulent Regional Waters:...
Anar Valiyev 05 Sep 2017
(Communist and Post-Communist Studies) This study examines the trust in political institutions in Azerbaijan using the data from the survey Caucasus Barometer (CB) conducted by the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) in 2012–2013. Two hypotheses – cultural and institutional – were tested. The study partially confirms the previous findings that national culture, as well as individual socialization (macro and micro-cultural...
PONARS Eurasia 01 Sep 2017
(CSIS/Rowman & Littlefield) At a time of geopolitical tension and mutual distrust, the United States and Russia must work together in those areas where coordination is critical to global security, both to help stabilize the relationship and to buffer against conflict in the future. The analyses in this volume examine prospects for Russia-U.S. cooperation in several crucial regions and fields: economics, energy, the Arctic, Euro-Atlantic security...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Aug 2017
(HSE) Economic and political commentator Boris Grozovsky compiled a list of the most significant political science scholarship on Russia in 2015-2017. Numerous PONARS Eurasia members were among the authors listed (Vladimir Gelman, Graham Robertson, Henry Hale, Timothy Frye, and Ora John Reuter). Read More (in Russian) © Higher School of Economics    
PONARS Eurasia 15 Aug 2017
(CSIS Report) At a time when tension between the US and Russia is higher than it has been in decades, we cannot forget that the relationship between these two countries is among the most important for global security. On any number of issues, from arms control to the Middle East, failure of the U.S. and Russia to communicate will make things much, much worse, with repercussions that will last for generations and affect the entire world. For this...
(Caucasus Analytical Digest) The relationship between religion and politics continues to be an important theme disputed and interpreted differently amongst politicians and scholars. The same is true for the relationship between democracy and religion. While there is no general consensus about the topic, everyone realizes the importance of the debates between religion and democracy. As former British Prime Minister Tony Blair eloquently noted, “...
As a result of the Aigun (1858) and Beijing Treaties (1860) Russia had become a participant in international relations of Northeast Asia, but historiography has underestimated the presence of Russia and the USSR in this region. This collection elucidates how Russia's expansion affected early Meiji Japan's policy towards Korea and the late Qing Empire's Manchurian reform. Russia participated in the mega-imperial system of transportation and...
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