Samuel Charap
(Rand) Russia's 2015 military intervention in Syria's civil war took many by surprise and raised questions about the potential for similar actions in other conflicts outside of post-Soviet Eurasia. The authors of this report assess where and under what conditions Moscow could intervene again by...
PONARS Eurasia
(Washington Post) hen Vladi­mir Bukovsky was released from a Soviet prison in 1976 in an event that drew front-page headlines around the world, he was 33 years old and had already spent about a third of his life in captivity. A dissident since his student days, he had attracted the ire of Soviet...
PONARS Eurasia
(Washington Post) Facebook announced Wednesday that it had removed three networks of accounts it says are associated with Russian oligarch Yevgeniy Prigozhin, the Kremlin-linked businessman U.S. authorities charged with interfering in the 2016 presidential election. The networks — which included...
Andrey Makarychev
(International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics | Co-authored by Alexandra Yatsyk) Abstract: In this article we explore the cognitive potential of the intertwined concepts of representation and performativity for studying a series of sportive and cultural mega events hosted by Russia from 2013...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) The memorandum of understanding on Syria signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, in Sochi, on October 22, was seen as a triumph in Moscow (see EDM, October 24); but the jubilation evaporated in a matter of days. The Kremlin grew upset regarding...
PONARS Eurasia
(Chatham House Ukraine Forum) Olexiy Haran sits down with the Ukraine Forum to reflect on the opportunities and challenges facing the new leadership of Ukraine. "There's the huge trust of the population in President Zelensky. It's about 70%, and therefore people believe that reforms would be...
Pavel Baev Pavel Baev
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Russia’s claims to “Great Power” status may be overblown and even preposterous, but the country is, without a doubt, a great Arctic power. It has more coastline in the Arctic Ocean than any other state and has a larger population living north of the Arctic Circle than...
Anar Valiyev Anar Valiyev
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) With the diminishing engagement of the United States in the South Caucasus[1] and the weak position of the EU as it deals with Brexit,[2] other world powers and major centers of gravity have begun to fill the vacuum. While traditional powers such as Russia use hard...
Elizabeth Wishnick Elizabeth Wishnick
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) As Moscow and Beijing enter into the 70th year of their relationship since the Communist Revolution in China, what does the apparent bromance between Presidents Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin portend for their countries? One short answer: increased Russian ice cream...

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