PONARS Eurasia
By Silviya Nitsova, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University, and Graeme Robertson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In February 2014, Ukraine grabbed the world’s attention with its second revolution in a decade. The corrupt and increasingly...
Ivan Kurilla
(Washington Post) ST. PETERSBURG — When President Trump expressed doubts Monday about the conclusions of U.S. law enforcement agencies that identified Russian officers as responsible for the hacking of the Democratic National Committee back in 2016, people indignantly called such behavior by an...
Andrey Makarychev
(International Spectator) The contours of regionalism in a wider Europe are shaped by two dominant actors, the European Union (EU) and Russia, which often have divergent visions of the regional landscapes in a vast area constituting their common neighbourhood. The EU can be characterised as the...
Andrey Makarychev
(Ethnopolitics) (Co-authored with Shota Kakabadze) The article seeks to analyze discourses of two Orthodox Churches—Georgian (GOC) and Russian (ROC)—from the vantage point of their various interconnections with Europe and the ensuing representations of Europe framed in religious terms. Of...
Alexander Sukharenko
(PONARS Policy Memo) Russian organized crime has high levels of sophistication and well-developed networks of corruption. It influences a considerable portion of the economy and spills across national borders. In this regard, Russia’s National Security Strategy, approved by the president in...
PONARS Eurasia
(NYTimes) HELSINKI, Finland — In any other diplomatic setting, it would have been a funny, even insignificant gesture: One president handed a soccer ball, a symbol of teamwork and competition used in the most popular sport in the world, to another, just after the World Cup final. But in this case,...
Theodore Hopf
(Cambridge University Press) Existing theories predict that the rise of China will trigger a hegemonic transition and the current debate centers on whether or not the transition will be violent or peaceful. This debate largely sidesteps two questions that are central to understanding the future of...

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