PONARS Eurasia 31 Mar 2017
(ARMENPRESS) March 31 is the last day of election campaign for Armenia's upcoming parliamentary election which will be followed by a day of silence. All 9 political forces taking part in the election presented their election program provisions and their visions over country's development and progress to the public through various platforms. Polticial scientists gave an interview to Armenpress, summarizing the election campaign, as well as...
PONARS Eurasia 31 Mar 2017
(WXOW ABC) You may not think much about the City of Mabel, Minnesota--a town of just under 800 near the border with Iowa--but it's home to one business owner who's made a personal connection with a country in crisis.  Gary Steuart is owner and founder of Steuart Laboratories. In 1982, Steuart Laboratories started making natural healing products for animals. Later on, some of his clients noticed those products were working on people too.[...]...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Mar 2017
The publications on BishkekProject.com are the outcome of an international conference entitled “The Great Powers and Central Asia after Western Drawdown from Afghanistan,” which was co-hosted by Columbia University’s Harriman Institute and the OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in June 2016. - - - - - See the publications by PONARS Eurasia members: Ekaterina Stepanova: The ISIS Factor In Afghanistan: How Much Of A Challenge For Russia?...
Ora John Reuter 29 Mar 2017
(PONARS Policy Memo) In the 1990s and early 2000s, much of Russian politics revolved around relations between the Kremlin and regional elites. As Putin recentralized federal authority over the course of the 2000s, these relations became less important. However, recent developments suggest that Russia watchers should keep their eye on regional politics. Certain trends in subnational appointments—in particular, the increasing number of governors...
PONARS Eurasia 29 Mar 2017
(CSM) Generally, prestigious private universities with hundreds of students don't get shut down over fairly minor, six-month-old technical issues that have since been resolved. But that is precisely the predicament facing the two-decade-old European University at St. Petersburg, a bastion of Western liberal arts, which has been ordered closed by a district court after a furious conservative assault against it. [...] Nikolai Petrov, a political...
J. Paul Goode 28 Mar 2017
(The Conversation) When Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced his candidacy for the 2018 presidential election, he was seemingly blocked from running for office. But then, in early March, he posted an hour-long investigation into Prime Minister Dmitry Medevedev’s wealth on YouTube. Using drone footage and Medvedev’s own Instagram account, the video alleged that Medvedev used a complicated scheme to channel billions of roubles into...
Kimberly Marten 28 Mar 2017
(Fortune) Believe it or not, the time may be ripe for a cyber deal with Russia that would aim to protect average Americans from cyber hacks during peacetime. While the idea might not sit well with those investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, the United States would lose nothing by seeing whether an accord might work. At a similar juncture in 2015, the United States was able to reach a cyber accord with China....
PONARS Eurasia 28 Mar 2017
(KU News) A wave of rallies and protests on the corruption of Vladimir Putin's government is rare behavior in Russia in recent years and could provide clues into the developing political climate there, said a University of Kansas researcher of Russian politics. According to news reports, protesters and opposition leaders are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev after the chief architect of the rally, Alexei Navalny, has...

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