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Henry Hale 01 Mar 2017
(Presidential Power blog) Some observers argue Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has been determined to concentrate power in his own hands ever since his May 2014 election and has either failed or not seriously tried to eliminate high-level corruption. Yet nearing the end of his third year in office, he clearly lags far behind where his predecessor, Viktor Yanukovych, was three years into his presidency. Indeed, Ukraine in 2017 remains a much more...
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Henry Hale 30 Dec 2016
Will incoming U.S. President Donald Trump usher in a new era of US-Russia cooperation? Many in Russia think so, as do some in the US. But early signs warn the time ahead could become more volatile than before and cooperation could come at a high price. Is it within Trump’s power to change US-Russia relations? Certainly, and he is unlikely to feel constrained by public opinion or Congress. Going against the “conventional wisdom” was the...
PONARS Eurasia 14 Dec 2016
(CBC) Mitch McConnell should have known. And, well, there's a chance he did — possibly even months before the presidential election. As the Senate majority leader announced Monday that a bipartisan panel would investigate Russia's suspected meddling in the U.S. election, the timing of his principled call for a review seemed a bit rich to some observers. [...] Meanwhile, Trump continues to publicly discredit the intelligence...
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PONARS Eurasia 13 Dec 2016
(VOA) President-elect Donald Trump tweeted Monday that he would announce his choice for secretary of state this morning. Several news U.S. organizations – most citing anonymous sources within Trump's transition team – report Trump plans to name ExxonMobil chairman and chief executive officer Rex Tillerson. The notion that Tillerson will get the nod was further bolstered when Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the 2012...
PONARS Eurasia 21 Oct 2016
(CBC) Maybe he's a puppet, maybe she's a puppet, maybe this whole dang system is a puppet.  One way or another, experts say, if Vladimir Putin is indeed pulling the strings in this U.S. election, the Russian president is likely less interested in propping up Donald Trump's candidacy than in trying to expose American democracy itself as a farce. During the final presidential debate on Wednesday night, Democratic...
PONARS Eurasia 13 Oct 2016
Henry Hale and Robert Orttung’s new book, Beyond the Euromaidan: Comparative Perspectives on Reform in Ukraine, reports findings from a “dream team” of top Ukraine specialists and comparative social scientists on how Ukraine might best overcome the crisis of governance in which it finds itself. Its unique perspective is to ground recommendations for Ukraine on a rigorous analysis of how other countries have succeeded (or failed) in...
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PONARS Eurasia 06 Oct 2016
(VOA) Russia on Wednesday suspended a three-year-old agreement with the United States on cooperation on nuclear and energy-related research — the latest move signifying a deteriorating bilateral relationship. "It's frankly concerning," a senior U.S. official told VOA on condition he not be named. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday also signed a decree suspending an agreement with the U.S. on disposing weapons-grade...
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PONARS Eurasia 09 Aug 2016
(GW) Find out what's going on in Russia while athletes on the Olympic National Team get tested and turned away from the Rio Games with the Elliott School of International Affairs Olympic Inbox Series. In this episode, Henry E. Hale gives us an inside look into the Russian public reaction to the doping scandal. "55 percent of people in Russia believe that the accusations of mass doping were groundless and that the charges were all...
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