Pavel Baev
(EDM) As the furious campaigning in the United States’ 2018 midterm elections enters its final stretch, Russia can probably find some relief in the fact that it has not really come up as a major political issue this year. But at the same time, Moscow is likely nervous about the prospects of further...
Kornely Kakachia
(civil.ge) On October 28, Georgians went to polls to elect their fifth president. Runoff between the two top contenders – the ruling party-backed Salome Zurabishvili and the opposition candidate Grigol Vashadze – will be held later this month or early December. To reflect on the first round of the...
Mikhail Troitskiy
(valdaiclub.com) On November 6, midterm elections to the US Congress will be held. Mikhail Troitskiy, Dean of the School of Government and International Affairs at MGIMO University in Moscow, told valdaiclub.com about the country’s political atmosphere and relations between Donald Trump and the...
PONARS Eurasia
Point & Counterpoint is a new online forum that gives the floor to experts on and from Russia and its neighbors to share their insights into the most important developments concerning the region. This includes not only in-depth analysis, but also research-based debates and informed book reviews...
Marlene Laruelle
This book, by one of the foremost authorities on the subject, explores the complex nature of Russian nationalism. It examines nationalism as a multilayered and multifaceted repertoire displayed by a myriad of actors. It considers nationalism as various concepts and ideas emphasizing Russia’s...
Marlene Laruelle
(Riddle) At the grand reopening of the Russian Geographical Society in 2009, then-Prime Minister Vladimir Putin explicitly linked the greatness of Russia as a state and as a culture to the size of its territory: “When we say great, a great country, a great state—certainly, size (or expanse, mashtab...
Adam Stulberg
(Lawrence Rubin and Adam Stulberg, Editors) During the Cold War, many believed that the superpowers shared a conception of strategic stability, a coexistence where both sides would compete for global influence but would be deterred from using nuclear weapons. In actuality, both sides understood...

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