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(Freedom House) Writing on the revolutions of Central Europe in the New York Review of Books two decades ago, scholar Timothy Garton Ash made the observation that “the crucial medium was television. In Europe, at the end of the twentieth century all revolutions are telerevolutions.” Today, one could argue that all revolutions, at least in their nascent stages, are social media revolutions. However, this does not mean that television has been tossed onto...
Atlantic Council/Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center report by Sean R. Roberts examining the U.S.-Kazakhstan relationship. It is published as part of the Atlantic Council January 31 conference "Twenty Years of Kazakhstan Independence and U.S.-Kazakhstan Relations." Download Publication (pdf)
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The Arab Spring and Freedom’s Futureby Christopher Walker and Robert Orttung In an op-ed published in the New York Times last April, we took a cautiously optimistic view on the possibility of a breakthrough for media freedom in post-Mubarak Egypt.  We argued that if state-controlled media, especially television, underwent serious reform, it would tip the balance toward an open information landscape, particularly when combined with the revolution in...
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$2 Million Grant to The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs Supports Programs Addressing Pressing Global IssuesCarnegie Corporation of New York today announced a $2 million award to the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.  The award supports research and scholarship that advance understanding of important global issues and recognizes the Elliott School’s emergence as a...
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...
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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