Pavel Baev
(EDM) The presidential elections in Belarus were expected to be a tightly controlled affair, resulting in a convincing victory, on August 9, for the incumbent, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, who has firmly retained power since July 1994. The plan, however, unraveled as a result of the remarkably strong...
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In this PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Nikolay Petrov (Chatham House) and Ivan Kurilla (European University at Saint Petersburg) to learn more about current events unfolding in Russia’s regions, focusing in particular on the cities of Khabarovsk and Saint Petersburg. Listen Here (...
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(RTE) Protesters have poured onto the streets of the Russian city of Khabarovsk for the fourth weekend in a row. Journalists estimated turnout at around 30,000 people yesterday, while the local city hall put the number at just 3,500, claiming there was "falling interest". The rallies attract people...
Farid GuliyevFarid Guliyev
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Around the time of the February 2020 snap parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, the government-opposition relationship took a surprising turn. In the run-up to the election, the ruling regime tolerated oppositional activity to a greater extent than it did in the past,...
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(The Diplomat) Over the last decade, China cemented its position as a consequential actor in Central Asia. Motivated to increase regional connectivity, diversify sources of energy imports, and safeguard its western territories, China invested heavily in trade and infrastructure projects in Central...
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(VOA) (Harriman Institute) Elise Giuliano (Lecturer in Discipline) and Timothy Frye (Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy) discuss the protests in Khabarovsk on Aleksandr Gerasimov's webcast, Ono Vam Nado? (Do You Need This?) on the VOA Russian Service. [Giuliano's segment...
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(opb.org) Artyom Mozgov, 20, is among the thousands of people who have been protesting for the past two weeks in the Russian city of Khabarovsk, seven time zones east of Moscow on the Chinese border. “People go out every day without any kind of organization,” Mozgov, a political activist, tells NPR...
Andrey Makarychev
(3 DCTFAs) The COVID-19 had significantly changed the structure of world politics by shifting its core from issues of geopolitics to what in the academic literature for quite some time has been known as global biopolitics. As a concept, biopolitics implies political strategies and calculations...
Gianmarco Riva
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) In recent times, Baltic State policies toward Russia have displayed a relatively unified front. This became abundantly clear in the aftermath of major events such as the two gas disputes between Kyiv and Moscow in 2006 and 2009, the Russian-led incursion into Ukraine in...
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(Business Insider) China's first domestically built icebreaker left this month for its first trip to the Arctic, a few days after President Donald Trump said the US was pursuing as many as 10 new icebreakers of its own, underscoring the growing interest major powers have in being able to access the...

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