Policy Memos by Pauline Jones

Pauline Jones 12-01-2012

Газпром и, в последнее время, Роснефть расширяют свою деятельность за рубежом, пытаясь закрепиться на мировом рынке нефти в качестве ведущих игроков. Большинство аналитиков представляют эту экспансию спланированным «захватом власти», целью которого является...

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Pauline Jones 10-23-2012

Gazprom and, more recently, Rosneft have both expanded their operations abroad, seeking to establish themselves as major players on the international petroleum market. Most commentators have portrayed this...

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Pauline Jones 07-23-2012

Analysts have likened the growing direct state role in Kazakhstan’s petroleum sector since 2002 to a form of resource nationalism that is part of a global trend precipitated by high oil prices. This...

Pauline Jones 07-23-2012

With the adoption of its new constitution by referendum on June 27, 2010, Kyrgyzstan made history by becoming only the second state in post-Soviet Eurasia (after Moldova, and not including the Baltics...

Pauline Jones 07-23-2012

U.S. policymakers have already begun to ask and develop answers to the increasingly common and undeniably important questions of what a post-Taliban Afghanistan might look like and what the role of the United States should be in reconstructing this war-torn country....

Pauline Jones 07-23-2012

Less than six months ago, several related events in Afghanistan suggested anything but an impending peace agreement among hostile neighbors in this war-torn region. Tensions among the relevant actors in the spring and early summer were clearly growing rather than...

Pauline Jones 07-23-2012

With the collapse of the USSR came the dislocation of the Soviet republics--not only from their former political and economic status within the former Soviet Union, but also from their placement within the Western policy and academic spheres of analysis. While some...

Pauline Jones 07-23-2012

The possession of rich reserves of oil and gas on their respective territories destines the Central Asian states neither for healthy market economies and democratic governance nor for the establishment of rentier economies and authoritarian rule. Rather, as we have...

Pauline Jones 07-23-2012

The ruble's imminent plummet, amid increasing revenue shortages and foreign debt, has been the focus of international attention toward Russia and elite domestic strife within Russia for the past several months. In their desperate attempt to find a solution, as well...

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Professor of Political Science, Director, Islamic Studies Program
University of Michigan