Andrey Makarychev
  The Pussy Riot affair comes in different versions: it can be told as a legal case, a moral storyline, or a political gesture. It is this mixture of different genres that makes it so hard to reach a relative consensus in covering the story. But drawing lines between different logics and roles is...
Vladimir Popov
(ISPI Article) When nearly 13 years ago, in 2000, Putin became president for the first time, I wrote a policy memo entitled Why The Russian Economy Is Unlikely to Become a New “Asian Tiger.” In particular, I argued that there is a need to increase government investment into infrastructure (to...
Sufian Zhemukhov Sufian Zhemukhov
Abkhazia has enjoyed the status of a de facto independent state since it won a secessionist war with Georgia in 1992-1993. Six countries, all members of the United Nations, later recognized Abkhazia’s independence after the Russia-Georgia war of 2008. However, Abkhazia lacks broad international...
Scott Radnitz Scott Radnitz
The South Caucasus has inherited deeply ingrained historical narratives of being a pawn in games of geopolitical intrigue, from the Persian-Russian wars of the early 19th century, to the region’s forcible incorporation into the Soviet Union in 1921, to the Russia-Georgia War of 2008. In today’s...

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