PONARS Eurasia
(RFI) Allied Heads of State and Government meet in London for a two-day Nato summit to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the alliance. But deep divisions are already evident between US President Donald and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, while Turkey’s Recip Erdogan has come up with...
PONARS Eurasia
(Global Voices) Protests continue in Georgia's capital of Tbilisi after the ruling Georgian Dream party reneged on a promise for electoral reform. On at least two occasions last week, police used water cannons against protesters, who have been picketing the parliament building to demand that the...
Samuel Greene
(Moscow-On-Thames) For the latest another addition to my (very long) list of reasons why the community of international relations scholars who call themselves realists should be banned from using the term, see (if you have the stomach) Tom Graham’s latest foray in Foreign Affairs. If you don’t have...
Ivan Gomza Ivan Gomza
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Although often perceived as a country with a horrendous state of justice, Ukraine in fact, is making some progress in this domain. According to the World Justice Project, the country advanced upward four ranks in 2019 in the Rule of Law Index and is now comparable with...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) Russia regularly mixes demonstrations of military might and claims of devotion to cooperation with the West as a means of weakening Western solidarity. And Moscow has been fine-tuning this conspicuously contradictory signaling ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) 70th ...
Nargis Kassenova
(Chatham House) A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition takes Kazakhstan into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue modernization and reform, and break from its authoritarian past?  Authors: Annette Bohr, Dr Nigel Gould-Davies, Kate Mallinson, James Nixey, ...
Farid Guliyev
(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...
Edward Holland Edward Holland
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) In late March 2019, the head of the Republic of Kalmykia, Alexei Orlov, resigned and was swiftly replaced—the same day, in fact—by Batu Khasikov, a kickboxer and former Kalmykia representative to the Federation Council, who got the requisite photo-op with Russian...

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