Pavel Baev
(EDM) Last Wednesday’s (July 31) phone call from United States President Donald Trump probably offered little respite to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Since the start of this year’s unusually cold summer, every promising opportunity in foreign affairs was spoiled for the Russian leader with...
PONARS Eurasia
(Point & Counterpoint) Under Russian President Vladimir Putin, plebiscitary techniques have played a key role in politics as a way to manufacture the image of democratic legitimacy. Far from being opposed to elections, the current regime readily transforms them into plebiscites and produces...
Mariya Omelicheva Mariya Omelicheva
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) The 2016 change of power in Uzbekistan to President Shavkat Mirziyoyev prompted the deepening of cooperation between Washington and Tashkent. While rapprochement touched many areas of bilateral relations, including investments and trade, it is the military-to-military (...
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(Democracy Now) AMY GOODMAN: We’re joined now by Samuel Greene, director of the Russia Institute at King’s College London. His book, co-authored with Graeme Robertson, is just out. It’s titled Putin v. the People: The Perilous Politics of a Divided Russia. He’s also author of Moscow in Movement:...
Alexandra Yatsyk
(National Identities) (Co-authored with Andrey Makarychev) Abstract: This article approaches Russophone groups in Estonia and Germany as discursive subjects and producers of their own narratives and storylines that are either technically independent from Moscow's control or implicitly challenge...
Andrey Makarychev
(Journal of Contemporary European Studies) (Co-authored with Sandra Fernandes) Abstract: The aim of this special issue is to look at challenges to the EU and NATO and their relations and policies with both member states and neighboring countries, in particular, how recent developments contribute to...
Andrey Makarychev
(Journal of Contemporary European Studies) (Co-authored with Sandra Fernandes) Abstract: Estonia and Portugal are small states located at opposite geographical fringes of the European Union (EU) and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). This article analyses how their NATO and EU...
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(RTL) Russian investigators summoned a number of opposition politicians for questioning Thursday after the authorities staged night-time raids and jailed top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny for 30 days. But despite the arrests and interrogations the opposition and some supporters said they would not...
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(The Diplomat) After a quick jaunt to Moscow, former Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev is scheduled to land back at the Russian military base in Kant on July 25. The day trip north layers on new complexity to the deep rift between sitting President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and his predecessor,...

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