Andrey Makarychev
(Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe) This special issue seeks to explore the perspectives of applying the different modalities of biopolitical analysis to four country-based case studies at Europe’s eastern margins. The ambition of this collection is to examine issues pertaining to...
Alexandra Yatsyk
(Geopolitics) The article examines the question of how the refugee crisis in Europe re-actualizes the existing national geopolitical narratives and affects the border-(re)drawing of European political communities. I particularly refer to the Estonian experience, which I examine through two...
Alexandra Yatsyk
(Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe) This article examines Georgia’s experience of civil society engagement with reforms after 2008, which attests to the country’s Euro-integrationist aspirations. In particular, the research addresses practices of the promotion of liberal democracy...
PONARS Eurasia
(Soundcloud) Georgi Derluguian, Professor of Social Research and Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi, joins Salpi Ghazarian, Director, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, for a conversation about Armenian Studies, Armenia, the Caucasus, post-Soviet transformations, evolution and...
Andrey Makarychev
(Geopolitics) The existing academic literature is replete with discussions about complex interconnections between borders and identities (Kuusisto-Arponen and Gilmartin 2015; Makarychev 2017). Borders are viewed as producers of texts and discourses, and are discussed as social constructs that...
Nicu Popescu
(Chaillot Papers) (Co-editors: Nicu Popescu and Stanislav Secrieru) Andrei Soldatov and Irina Borogan examine Russia’s approach to cyber. During the Second Chechen War, Putin started using information as a weapon by targeting journalists. Cyberattacks were needed to target foreign websites, but...
PONARS Eurasia
(The Diplomat) “Synergizing” China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) remains in the rhetoric of both sides, most recently while Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was in Beijing for the 23rd China-Russia Prime Ministers’ Regular Meeting. His Chinese...

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