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Scott Radnitz 03 Oct 2019
(Monkey Cage blog) The House of Representatives is investigating President Trump’s alleged efforts to pressure Ukraine’s government to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, one of Trump’s potential rivals in the 2020 presidential election. Research suggests that incumbent presidents generally have a modest advantage over their challengers in familiarity, fundraising and media...
Mikhail Alexseev 02 Oct 2019
(Monkey Cage blog) Russian state-controlled television has been extensively covering the news that President Trump allegedly pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate the son of former vice president Joe Biden, who is leading in polls for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential primaries. The Kremlin finds much to like about this story, according to my analysis of 11 reports...
PONARS Eurasia 26 Sep 2019
(PRIO) In the late 1980s, when I took part in drafting speeches for Mikhail Gorbachev underpinning his concept of an All-European House, one part of my work was to strive towards the elimination of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. Nothing came out of it at the time. Now, after more than 25 years at PRIO and having become a Norwegian citizen, the same question has taken on a new complexity...
Tags: Baev
PONARS Eurasia 26 Sep 2019
(ECFR) Volodymyrska Hill, Kyiv, on a June evening in 2019. Kyivans and tourists stroll along the riverside park’s newly relaid paths, many wending their way to the brand new footbridge and across to the People’s Friendship Arch monument; stunning views of the Dnipro abound. Suddenly, a young passer-by answers his phone: “Hello! Presidential Office here.” Was this a joke – or was he serious...
Tags: Haran, Ukraine
PONARS Eurasia 24 Sep 2019
(Politifact) President Donald Trump for months has tried to draw attention to the connection between former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter over the younger Biden's ties to a Ukrainian energy company when he was vice president. But a complaint from an intelligence community whistleblower has made Trump a new focal point of the story, and news reports have zeroed in...
PONARS Eurasia 24 Sep 2019
(The Print) Russian voters are looking beyond President Putin and Putinism for solutions to everyday problems. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party, United Russia, eked out a majority in the Moscow municipal legislature in elections on Sept. 8. While Putin’s regime touted the outcome as a victory, the election posed a significant challenge to what is called ...
Tags: Smyth, Russia

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