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PONARS Eurasia 10-27-2014
(The Moscow Times) While top Russian officials and pro-Kremlin politicians continue to paint NATO as an existential threat to Russia and even an instigator of the Ukraine crisis,...
PONARS Eurasia 09-19-2014
(The Guardian) While Russia’s relationship with Ukraine has been grabbing the headlines, Moscow has been steadily strengthening its foothold in another of the post-Soviet states – Kyrgyzstan. In the past...
PONARS Eurasia 09-10-2014
(Eurasianet) Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states. First, officials in Kazakhstan were chagrined to hear comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, during a...
PONARS Eurasia 07-29-2014
(Newsweek) When Conchita Wurst raised her microphone-shaped winner’s trophy at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, she smashed through a lavender ceiling. Boy George described her victory as “a vote for gay...
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PONARS Eurasia 07-24-2014
(Eurasianet) As news trickled out of Taijkistan on July 22 that the government was releasing, albeit with some restrictions, international scholar Alexander Sodiqov after five weeks in jail, a group of scholars and...
PONARS Eurasia 06-06-2014
(Today's Zaman) (Alexander Cooley quoted) According to a statement released by the Kazakh presidential office on Friday, Nazarbayev said Turkey should be a member of the EaEU during the fourth summit of the...
PONARS Eurasia 05-29-2014
(The New York Times) Kazakhstan—The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus formally signed an agreement Thursday to create a limited economic union—an alliance hobbled by the absence of Ukraine but one...
PONARS Eurasia 05-27-2014
(FRANCE 24 Interview/Video) Alexander Cooley provides insights on the China-Russia gas deal, the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, the Eurasian Union, and the Kremlin's geopolitical objectives. Cooley said, "...

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