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Farid Guliyev 02 Dec 2019
(CAD) The shale revolution and the transition to a low-carbon economy in the industrialized West have ushered in a new era of energy. The Trump administration in the U.S. has pushed a new ‘America first’ energy policy aimed at transforming the U.S. into a global energy superpower. The rise in shale gas production has brought energy prices tumbling down. Traditional oil...
Peter Rutland 26 Nov 2019
(RAD) Russia is an ailing petrostate, but it is not clear if it is failing. It faces three sources of instability: shifts in international energy markets, the challenge of climate change, and the breakdown of the social contract at home. The country’s changing economic fortunes may ultimately lead to a new political model as well.  Read More | PDF © Russia Analytical Digest (RAD)
PONARS Eurasia 26 Nov 2019
(Eurasianet) Hundreds of people ventured out into freezing conditions in Kyrgyzstan’s capital on November 25 to demand an investigation into years of corruption allegedly perpetrated by senior government officials. The 90-minute rally, which was held on the main central square in Bishkek and proceeded without incident despite not having been officially authorized, was pointedly framed as an...
Alexandra Yatsyk 25 Nov 2019
(Co-authored by Andrey Makarychev) This book is a critical attempt to cast a biopolitical gaze at the process of subjectification of Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, and Estonia in terms of multiple and overlapping regimes of belonging, performativity, and (de)bordering. The authors strive to go beyond the traditional understandings of biopolitics as a set of policies corresponding to the management and...
Jessica Pisano 22 Nov 2019
(WP Monkey Cage) In this week’s impeachment hearings, government officials have been detailing the Trump administration’s alleged attempts to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in congressionally approved aid for Ukraine’s defensive war with Russia unless Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced investigations into President Trump’s political rival. [...] And yet, as some...
PONARS Eurasia 22 Nov 2019
(The Atlantic) When Adam Schiff asked Bill Taylor, the first witness in the House’s public impeachment hearings, to explain to Americans why U.S. security assistance to Ukraine matters for their own security, America’s top diplomat in Kyiv went big. Really big. “It affects the world that we live in, that our children will grow up in and our grandchildren,” Taylor declared. “...

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