PONARS Eurasia
(Slavic Review) Contents: CRITICAL DISCUSSION FORUM: 1968  Judit Bodnár: Making a Long Story Longer: Eastern Europe and 1968 as a Global Moment, Fifty Years Later Anna Szemere: Let’s Turn Hegel from His Head onto His Feet: Hopes, Myths, and Memories of the 1960s in Tamás Cseh’s Musical Album “A...
Paul Goode
(Post-Soviet Affairs) Abstract: This article argues that the sources of official and societal ambivalence towards civic nationhood in today’s Russia are found in the institutional instability and personalist dynamics of hybrid regime politics in the 1990s. Successful civic nation-building should...
PONARS Eurasia
(Eurasianet) A series of defections from the ruling Georgian Dream party has left the party without the dominant majority it held in parliament and has exposed a growing fault line in the party ahead of elections next year. Over the last several days, four GD members of parliament have announced,...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) The annual presidential address to the Federal Assembly (upper chamber of the Russian parliament) is a big political show in Russia, which tells little about the state of the country but much about the mood in the ruling elite. The address, delivered by President Vladimir Putin last week (...
PONARS Eurasia
A reaction to Jesse Driscoll’s PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo: “Ukraine’s Civil War: Would Accepting This Terminology Help Resolve the Conflict?” (By Ivan Gomza) Since late 2013, Ukraine’s contentious political environment has received many labels: riot, revolution, coup, invasion, civil war....
Anar Valiyev
(Southeast European and Black Sea Studies) (Co-authored by Narmina Mamishova) Abstrasct: Discussions of post-Soviet countries’ policies towards Russia have been largely dominated by two mainstream neorealist approaches on states’ alignment choices – balancing and bandwagoning. While the first...
PONARS Eurasia
(Co-authored by Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom, Valerie Sperling, and Melike Sayoglu) Women and the LGBT community in Russia and Turkey face pervasive discrimination. Only a small percentage dare to challenge their mistreatment in court. Facing domestic police and judges who often refuse to recognize...

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