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PONARS Eurasia 21 Sep 2016
In 1981, the United Nations designated September 21 as the International Day of Peace to bring awareness to peace efforts around the world. Carnegie Corporation of New York is marking this day with perspectives of several leaders. Read [email protected]
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The idea of ‘Global IR’ generated a growing interest in ‘national schools’ of IR and their contribution to understanding the diversity of international relations. As a part of this discussion, the current study is set to explore what has been presented as Russian IR theory and its utility for understanding Russian foreign policy and international relations. Our contention is that there is still not a Russian ‘national...
Harris Mylonas 20 Sep 2016
(CPS) (Co-authored with Keith 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 incentives to pursue nation-building...
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(Routledge) The world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in the history of mankind, and the circumpolar regions are not exempt from this global process. This evolution is linked to the development of industrial activities, as well as to the rise of services, public administration, and tourism. While this trend affects all circumpolar countries, it impacts Russia the most. Russia has built a unique urban fabric in the Arctic, with half a...
Vladimir Gelman 01 Sep 2016
(Routledge) Post-Communist Russia is an instance of the phenomenon of authoritarian modernization project, which is perceived as a set of policies intended to achieve a high level of economic development, while political freedoms remain beyond the current modernization agenda or are postponed to a distant future. Why did Russia (unlike many countries of post-Communist Europe) pursue authoritarian modernization after the Soviet collapse? What is the...
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PONARS Eurasia 01 Sep 2016
  September 23-24, 2016 GW Elliott School of International Affairs 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC   Agenda   Day 1 - Friday, September 23, 2016   8:30-9:00 am   Registration  (1957 E St. NW, Ground Floor Lobby)   9:00-11:00 am   Welcome & Panel 1: Russia’s 2016 Parliamentary Elections  Lindner Commons, Elliott School, 6th Floor    Vladimir Gel’man, European University at...
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...

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