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PONARS Eurasia 06 Dec 2017
(WP) It’s a foregone conclusion that Vladimir Putin will win Russia’s March 2018 presidential elections, so why is the Kremlin fretting about turnout? And how is Russia’s big business supposed to help get people to vote? Here’s what’s going on. Russia’s Central Election Commission is expected to formally kick off the campaign season sometime in mid-December, and Putin will probably declare his candidacy...
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Henry Hale 14 Nov 2017
Are American sanctions hurting support for Putin? New political science research suggests the answer is no. This study was presented at the 2017 convention of the main association for specialists on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia (ASEEES) in Chicago, being one of many important policy relevant studies presented there. One of the most timely papers was presented by Columbia University’s Timothy Frye, whose study finds that U.S. economic...
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Henry Hale 13 Nov 2017
Would massive fraud in Russia’s upcoming presidential election generate a backlash against the Kremlin, or would the population simply accept it as normal behavior by a regime they support? A new study suggests that fraud could well backfire, causing the Kremlin to lose supporters. I just returned from the 2017 convention of the main association for specialists on Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia (ASEEES) in Chicago and this was one of many...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Aug 2017
(HSE) Economic and political commentator Boris Grozovsky compiled a list of the most significant political science scholarship on Russia in 2015-2017. Numerous PONARS Eurasia members were among the authors listed (Vladimir Gelman, Graham Robertson, Henry Hale, Timothy Frye, and Ora John Reuter). Read More (in Russian) © Higher School of Economics    
PONARS Eurasia 03 Aug 2017
(VOA) WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump has signed into law a sanctions bill he declared is “significantly flawed,” with “clearly unconstitutional provisions.” The bill, aimed at penalizing Moscow for its interference in last year’s U.S. election, imposes fresh sanctions on Russia as well as Iran and North Korea. It also restricts the president’s authority to lift the sanctions without...
PONARS Eurasia 12 Jul 2017
(opendemocracy) Ukraine’s clan networks are re-asserting their power again. Western partners need to think carefully about whom to support and how. Strange things are happening in Kyiv. In spring 2017, two prominent Ukrainian politicians — Mykola Martynenko, a former MP, and Roman Nasirov, former head of country’s fiscal service — were arrested on corruption charges to significant fanfare. Soon, however, both men were...
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PONARS Eurasia 03 Jul 2017
(Russia Matters) Later this week, U.S. President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, will hold their first face-to-face meeting. Ahead of this widely anticipated encounter, on the sidelines of the July 7-8 Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, we have asked eight eminent experts to weigh in on several questions. While each respondent offers his own specific points and emphases, some opinions came up repeatedly. The most...
Henry Hale 05 Jun 2017
I just got back from a great conference at the University of Helsinki and thought I’d share some of the most striking research findings presented there. Celebrating the conclusion of the fifth year of the Aleksanteri Institute’s Finland Distinguished Professorship held by Vladimir Gel’man, it focused on “Politics and Governance in Russia: Comparative Perspectives.” Several papers examined how Putin “rules....

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