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PONARS Eurasia 13 Nov 2017
To mark the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s election as president, PONARS Eurasia and the NYU-Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia brought together leading experts to assess the state of relations and best roads forward. See the full agenda. The videos links below go to Facebook Video. Session 1: U.S.-Russian Relations at the Interplay of Foreign and Domestic Policies The lead-off panel examined different roots of...
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PONARS Eurasia 08 Nov 2017
Tune in today via Livestream to the event, “Russia’s Relations with the West One Year after the US Presidential Elections,” a conference jointly hosted by PONARS Eurasia and the NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia. Livestream: http://jordanrussiacenter.org/livestream/  AGENDA 11:00 – 11:15 am   Welcome Remarks Joshua Tucker, Director, NYU  Jordan Center 11:15 – 12:45 pm...
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(Journal of Slavic Military Studies) (Co-authored with A. Makarychev) Abstract: The article addresses the sphere of performing arts as part of Russia’s security policy and, in particular, its propaganda dimensions. The authors approach cultural representations as appeals to universal norms rather than to national interests and in this respect focus on two specific cases of aestheticization of military force applied beyond the national...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Nov 2017
Counterpoint is an open-access Russian-language journal of politics and society edited by Maria Lipman. It is based at the George Washington University’s Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (IERES). According to Lipman, “As a musical term, ‘counterpoint’ is a combination of several independent lines of melody that converge harmoniously. This is what we aim to achieve in each thematic issue of...
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(All Azimuth) (Co-authored with A. Yatsyk) Abstract: This article sketches out general approach to using cultural semiotics as a cognitive tool for analyzing international relations in general and in post-Soviet area in particular. The authors discuss how the homegrown school of cultural semiotics associated with the University of Tartu can be helpful for IR studies. In this respect we place cultural semiotic knowledge in a multidisciplinary...
PONARS Eurasia 07 Nov 2017
(Routledge) See the articles by PONARS Eurasia members Eiki Berg, Andrey Makarychev, Anar Valiyev, and Alexandra Yatsyk in Religion and Soft Power in the South Caucasus (August 2017) (Subscription required). Introduction: In the Caucasus region, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and their powerful neighbours Russia, Turkey, Iran and the EU negotiate their future policies and spheres of influence. This volume explores the role of...
(KU) International media reports have focused on recent reforms in Uzbekistan as a potential opening and thaw of a once repressive regime. Some international groups and activists have even referred to the developments as an "Uzbek Spring," though a University of Kansas scholar of Central Asian politics says that is an overstatement at this point. Mariya Omelicheva, associate professor in the Department of Political Science, is...
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PONARS Eurasia 30 Oct 2017
Sergei Medvedev's collection of essays, The Crimean Period of Russian History (Moscow, Individuum Publishers, 2017), evokes the key political, social, and historical debates in Russia over the past three years. Chekists and journalists, wars in Donbas and Syria, tanks in military parades and black government limos, conflicting memories of Stalin and Yeltsin, the jetsetter dogs of Vice Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, and...
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