Policy Memos by Sufian Zhemukhov

Sufian Zhemukhov 02-21-2014

Олимпиада 2014 года в Сочи – это не только блистательные выступления российских спортсменов и демонстрация достижений экономики и культуры. Наряду с престижем, проведение Олимпиады также сопряжено с серьезными репутационными рисками, перед мировым сообществом будут...

Sufian Zhemukhov 09-27-2013

As Russia’s world-class athletes, culture, and economic development will be showcased at the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, its political direction and an array of unresolved issues will be exposed. No doubt, some foreign countries and NGOs are already trying to...

Sufian Zhemukhov 04-05-2013

Абхазия отпраздновала очередную годовщину начала процесса признания независимости. Четыре года - небольшой исторический срок для государства. Однако этого достаточно для того, чтобы прошла первая эйфория и можно проанализировать ситуацию, в которой оказалась эта...

Sufian Zhemukhov 10-23-2012

Abkhazia has enjoyed the status of a de facto independent state since it won a secessionist war with Georgia in 1992-1993. Six countries, all members of the United Nations, later recognized Abkhazia’s...

Sufian Zhemukhov 07-23-2012

The Arab Spring is an interregional and multinational event, with many ethnic minorities participating from afar and in situ—the Jewish community in Tunisia, Copts in Egypt, Berbers in Libya, Darfuris...

Sufian Zhemukhov 07-23-2012

In recent years, the North Caucasus has experienced an upsurge of violence and terrorist acts. After the Beslan hostage crisis and its backlash on the Chechen movement’s international legitimacy, there was a...

Sufian Zhemukhov 07-23-2012

Russian-Georgian relations have gone through many changes, but before August 2008 one constant in this relationship was the attitude toward Georgia’s territorial integrity. In 1990-91, when Georgia...

Sufian Zhemukhov 07-23-2012

In 2014, the popular Russian Black Sea resort city of Sochi will host the Winter Olympics, signifying Russia’s increasingly high international profile. The honor of hosting the Olympics is a challenge...

Sufian Zhemukhov 07-23-2012

Every tourist who comes to Nalchik, the capital of Kabardino-Balkaria, visits a famous gift shop called “Adyga Una” (“The Circassian House”). The owner of this gift shop is a well-known Circassian...

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Sufian Zhemukhov 07-23-2012

Next to the apartment building I live in, there is a mosque. Ten years ago, when it was still under construction, I walked past it with a good friend of mine, a 70-year-old man who used to work as a...

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