PONARS Eurasia
We would like to extend our gratitude to our participants and guests, and program funders Carnegie Corporation of New York and IERES/George Washington University, for a successful 2018 Annual Policy Conference held on Friday, September 21. Thank you! Please stay tuned for the policy memos based on...
PONARS Eurasia
(Polygraph.info) In an op-ed published on the English language website of the Russian state-owned outlet RT.com, John Wight, a regular RT contributor, argued that visiting the United States might give Russian leader Vladimir Putin the ability to “humanize it beyond the realm of geopolitical...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) The predictable monotony of the high-level panel at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok last week (September 11­–13) was interrupted by President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion that Russia and Japan sign a long-overdue peace treaty by the end of the year (Kommersant, September 13). The...
Robert Orttung
(RAD) Peter Reddaway’s book explains how Putin stays in power by relying on the siloviki. The president has created divisions among two main groups in Russia’s key security and law enforcement agencies and makes himself indispensable by playing them off against each other. While Putin is able to...
Andrey Makarychev
Normative and Civilisational Regionalisms: The EU, Russia and their Common Neighbourhoods The International Spectator, July 2018 By Andrey Makarychev https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03932729.2018.1483630   A Tale of Two Orthodoxies: Europe in Religious Discourses of Russia and Georgia...
Henry Hale
(Geopolitics) (Co-authored by Oxana Shevel and Olga Onuch) Abstract: How do people form beliefs about the factual content of major events when established geopolitical orders are violently challenged? Here, we address the tragic events of 2 May 2014, in Odesa, Ukraine. There, Euromaidan protest...
Erica Marat Erica Marat
(PONARS Policy Memo) As a global leader in developing and using surveillance technologies, China is exporting its high-tech brand of authoritarianism to its neighbors in Eurasia. Chinese firms have been promoting their artificial intelligence (AI) and surveillance technologies and projects globally...

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