PONARS Eurasia
(ECFR) Volodymyrska Hill, Kyiv, on a June evening in 2019. Kyivans and tourists stroll along the riverside park’s newly relaid paths, many wending their way to the brand new footbridge and across to the People’s Friendship Arch monument; stunning views of the Dnipro abound. Suddenly, a young passer...
Sebastien Peyrouse Sebastien Peyrouse
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Notwithstanding twenty years of increasingly prominent political, economic and security relations, China remains poorly understood and even feared among Central Asians. Despite its emergence as the second-largest economic world power in less than three decades, its...
PONARS Eurasia
(Politifact) President Donald Trump for months has tried to draw attention to the connection between former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter over the younger Biden's ties to a Ukrainian energy company when he was vice president. But a complaint from an intelligence community...
PONARS Eurasia
(The Print) Russian voters are looking beyond President Putin and Putinism for solutions to everyday problems. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ruling party, United Russia, eked out a majority in the Moscow municipal legislature in elections on Sept. 8. While Putin’s regime touted the outcome as...
Pavel Baev
(EDM) Russia’s annual major autumnal exercises are usually accompanied by a loud propaganda campaign advertising the country’s military might; this year, however, official reporting on the Tsentr 2019 war games was rather low key. On Friday (September 20), President Vladimir Putin, in his capacity...
Fuad Shahbazov
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Often forgotten among the many post-Soviet border disputes in the Caucasus is one pitting two strategic partners against each other, Georgia and Azerbaijan. The two states have enjoyed a bilateral partnership since the beginning of the 2000s that has shaped the...
Hilary Appel
In this episode of Russian Roulette, Jeff Mankoff sits down with Hilary Appel, the Podlich Family Professor of Government and George R. Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College in California. They discuss her policy memo “Are Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin Partners? Interpreting The Russia-China...
Nona Shahnazarian Nona Shahnazarian
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) A major step to reduce the corrupt practices that perpetually flow through the Armenian government is to legally and publicly hold officials responsible for their transgressions. The country’s peaceful 2018 Velvet Revolution presented a rare opportunity to do so. Nikol...
PONARS Eurasia
(Point & Counterpoint) Maria Lipman discusses the political developments of the past two months and the Russian government's general policy toward elections with Mikhail Vinogradov, a Russian political expert and one of the most-often cited political commentators. Introduction: On Russia’s...

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