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The Center for the Study of New Media & Society at the New Economic School in Moscow announces the launch of their new, bi-lingual website:  www.newmediacenter.ru Samuel A. Greene, director of the Center and PONARS Eurasia member, said: "As the new year kicks off, I’m excited to announce the launch of the website of the Center for the Study of New Media and Society at the New Economic School, at www.newmediacenter.ru. Fully functional...
Henry E. Hale, PONARS Eurasia member and director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) at the George Washington University, discusses the recent Duma elections in Russia, and the implications for the upcoming presidential election. Click here to view
Special to CNN by Harris Mylonas and Thomas Meaney | November 2 | © CNN Call it reckless, call it bold, but the Greek Prime Minister, George Papandreou, has attempted to transform a referendum on the European Union bailout plan for Greece into a referendum about whether the Greeks want to stay in the Eurozone or not. The last time Greece had a popular referendum was in 1974 to decide if the people wanted to keep King Constantine, a descendent of...
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Pavel Baev, PONARS Eurasia member and research professor at the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO), discusses Russian-Libyan relations in the following article: Gone Are the Days  By Dan Peleschuk Russia Profile, 10/24/2011The UN-sanctioned NATO operations in Libya, which culminated last week with the death of strongman Muammar Gaddafi, have long reflected growing inconsistencies in Russian policy toward the country. Now that Gaddafi’s death has...
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Why Regional Solutions Won't Help Afghanistan The Myth of Neighborly Harmony by George Gavrilis | October 18, 2011 | © Foreign Affairs  Summary: In the lead up to the November 2 Istanbul Conference on Afghanistan, the United States, UN, and NATO have called for regional approaches to the country's economic and security problems. But those neighbors are either uninterested in helping or actively working to undermine Kabul.  For the...
Western Policymakers Need to Focus on the Institutional Rot in Europe’s Eastern NeighborhoodBy Samuel Charap | October 13, 2011 | © Center for American Progress Yulia Tymoshenko, Ukraine’s former prime minister and current opposition leader, was sentenced to seven years in prison by a Kiev court on Monday. Tymoshenko was found guilty of abuse of power for signing the January 2009 governmental directives to conclude gas agreements with Russia, instead...
"Pandora's box has been opened." Interviews (in Ukrainian and Russian)gazeta.ua, obozrevatel.com (video clip) - Olexiy Haran, University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, PONARS Eurasia MemberThis sentence will further complicate the uneasy foreign policy position of Ukraine, a country located at the intersection of EU and Russian interests. Both Moscow and Brussels have their own reasons (pragmatic and normative, respectively) to take critical stands...
By Mark Kramer (Op-ed) The New York Times, September 30, 2011Forty years ago The Who recorded “Won’t Get Fooled Again,” with the memorable lines “Meet the new boss / Same as the old boss.” The song came to mind with the events in Russia last weekend.   Despite years of indications that Vladimir Putin would return as Russia’s president in 2012 after a four-year interregnum as prime minister, many commentators and public officials in Russia and the...
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