Arkady Moshes Arkady Moshes
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) For approximately a year, from summer 2018 onwards, observers were paying close attention to tensions in relations between Russia and Belarus. A particular concern was caused by the assumption that Moscow might be planning to impose upon Minsk the reunification of two...
Dmitry Gorenburg
(War on the Rocks) (Co-authored with Kasey Stricklin) It is widely acknowledged that general and flag officers are important actors. Senior uniformed leaders are, of course, crucial in determining the trajectory of a country’s military development and in some cases even of its foreign policy. Yet,...
Nikolay Petrov
(Chatham House) The disqualification of opposition candidates ahead of an election to Moscow’s city duma on 8 September have spurred the largest protests seen in the city since 2011–12. Increasing waves of mass protests reached around 50,000 participants on 10 August, and there is no sign of them...
Dmitry Gorenburg
(WP Monkey Cage) (Co-authored with Michael Kofman) An Aug. 8 accident at Russia's Nonoksa missile testing facility left seven dead and caused a brief radiation spike in a nearby town. What went wrong Vague and potentially misleading statements by Russian authorities have only added to speculation...
Sebastian de Quant
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) First and foremost, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a $550 billion project designed to relieve China’s industrialized zones of surplus output and grow its less developed Western regions. Yet, its strategic and political-economic effects make it a geopolitical...
Sergiy Kudelia
(Point & Counterpoint) The Parliamentary election in Ukraine brought resounding victory to the Servant of the People (SoP) party put together around the newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky. Analyzed here are the results of the parliamentary election and the risks associated with the...
Polina Sinovets Polina Sinovets
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) According to the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), Russian nuclear strategy calls for the early use of nuclear weapons in the event of a conflict with NATO. It would be meant as a coercive tool to stop a major adversary from interfering in a regional conflict between...
PONARS Eurasia
(Eurasianet) Georgia’s top banker has signaled his intention to enter politics and take on the country’s top businessman, Bidzina Ivanishvili, the chairman of the ruling Georgian Dream (GD) party. Mamuka Khazaradze’s entrance into politics could offer a third choice to voters disenchanted with both...

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