Anar Valiyev
(Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Eastern Partnership initiative with six former Soviet Republics – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. The direction of development for Armenia and Belarus is clear: in these countries, the...
Dmitry Gorenburg
(RMR blog) One more in the series of policy briefs on Russian strategic culture and leadership decision-making, written for a collaborative project organized by the Marshall Center with support from the Russia Strategy Initiative. This one is on Russian naval strategy in the Mediterranean, written...
PONARS Eurasia
(Edgemarkets) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang kicked off a three-day visit to Moscow on Monday, where he hopes to counter the effects of the US trade war with agriculture deals. But analysts warned he might find Russia wanting more economically from its neighbour in the face of ongoing Western sanctions...
PONARS Eurasia
(Kyiv Post) The economy is improving. Long-stalled land reforms are on the way. A historic prisoner swap with Russia was just completed. And the novice president is proving himself surprisingly tough and adept in dealing with the revanchist Kremlin regime to the north. Just over 100 days into...
Marlene Laruelle
(Co-authored with Sophie Hohmann) This article advances the notion of “Polar Islam” to describe the birth and structuring of Muslim communities in Russia’s Arctic cities. It does not assert that Arctic conditions have created an entirely specific Islam; most of the features attributed here to “...
Henry Hale
(Post-Soviet Affairs) We know from prior research that non-democratic regimes can become vulnerable when elites anticipate succession at the top, but we know little about what shapes these elites’ expectations. This study examines connections between such expectations and Russia’s relationships to...
Marlene Laruelle
(Rowan & Littlefield) This social and cultural analysis provides a new understanding of Kazakhstan’s younger generations that emerged during the rule of Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been presiding over Kazakhstan for the thirty years since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Half of Kazakhstan’s...
PONARS Eurasia
PONARS Eurasia Annual Policy Conference Thursday, September 12 "China’s Rise in Eurasia" | CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Ave, NW | Link: CSIS Information 1:30-3:30 pm: Seminar I: The China Factor in Eurasia Hilary Appel, Claremont McKenna College, Elizabeth Wishnick, Montclair State University, Stephen...
Stephen B. Kaplan
(PONARS EURASIA Policy Memo) Nicolás Maduro has managed to contain a “military-backed challenge” from interim National Assembly President Juan Guaidó in April, but his grip on power remains tenuous given the historic economic crisis his country faces. Oil production, the backbone of its economy,...

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