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PONARS Eurasia 10 Jan 2011
  The situation around the fueling contract for the Manas Air Transit Center continues to involve the highest levels of government in both the United States and Kyrgyzstan. A new actor was added to the complex roster of associated companies and characters when a new Kyrgyz state-owned fuel company, Refueling Complex Manas, apparently became a subcontractor to Mina Corp in early January 2011...
PONARS Eurasia 21 Dec 2010
  by Vitali Silitski Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies The Belarus presidential election developed under a carnival atmosphere—the major news of the campaign was a kitten brutally murdered by a candidate about sixty years ago—and yet, the show ended in a tragic blood bash. Pressured by Russia and anxious to normalize relations with the EU, President Alexander Lukashenka...
PONARS Eurasia 21 Dec 2010
Publications, quotes, and comments by PONARS Eurasia members: Arkady Moshes, "The Transition to Economic Liberalisation is Unstoppable," The Independent, Dec 21  →  "It may seem that the crackdown on popular protest in Minsk is proof the regime has full control of the situation and has not learned anything since March 2006–the last time the police violently dispersed protesters; it...
PONARS Eurasia 15 Dec 2010
  Among the various actors involved with the recent Moscow demonstrations (soccer fans, right-wing groups, the Kremlin, Russian power structures, ethnic minorities), who is controlling whom? Or is this just a bar-room-race-riot that escalated? PONARS Eurasia members said: —There are multiple and growing tensions within Russian society manifested in public campaigns criticizing...
Henry Hale 02 Dec 2010
  Brief perspectives from Henry E. Hale and Ludmila Coada:   Moldova’s November 2010 parliamentary election once again seems to have produced a hung parliament. While the Alliance for European Integration (AEI) will be able to elect a prime minister and speaker of parliament with its simple majority, it won’t have the 61 votes needed to select a president of its choosing...
Joshua Tucker 24 Nov 2010
  How to Get a Second Term in 2012: Russian Edition (Originally published by Joshua Tucker on The Monkey Cage) I'm just back from the newly renamed Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual conference. While there, I had the pleasure of chairing a roundtable on current Russian politics that featured presentations from Timothy Colton, Henry Hale, Steven Fish, and...

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