(PONARS Policy Memo) For the new countries that emerged after the collapse of the USSR, few tasks have been more important, or challenging, than building institutions of government that enjoy public trust. While the frenzy of institution-building in the newly independent states breathed new life...
Jordan Gans-Morse
(WTTP) Russia announced today that it plans to develop two new land-based missile launch systems in the next two years in retaliation for the U.S. announcing that it's leaving a longstanding nuclear treaty that was signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. ...
Jesse Driscoll Jesse Driscoll
Since Ukraine is the site of both an invasion (Crimea) and a civil war (in the Donbas), there is no academic consensus on what to call the crisis in Ukraine. Russians usually call it a civil war. Representatives of the U.S. government emphasize the invasion. Invasion and civil war are not mutually...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) The United States’ suspension (as of February 2) of the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, was no surprise—but still delivered a hard blow to Russia’s international position. President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from the outdated but still important...
PONARS Eurasia
(Eurasianet) A leading American scholar on U.S.-Russian relations is voicing alarm over reports that paramilitaries from a Russian military contractor have filtered into Venezuela, the Latin American nation where the embattled, Moscow-supported authoritarian government under Nicolas Maduro is...
PONARS Eurasia
(Bard) Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan – February 04, 2019 –  The Board of Trustees of the American University of Central Asia announced today that Andrew Kuchins, a professor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and formerly director of the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and...
Irina Busygina Irina Busygina
(PONARS Policy Memo) The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which currently includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia, is the first relatively successful attempt to establish strong multilateral institutions for post-Soviet regional integration. Some experts see evidence of this...

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