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Eiki Berg 09 Jul 2020
(Territory, Politics, Governance) Abstract: De facto states represent an anomalous sovereign condition. Their parent states are unable to regain control over the territory that de facto states possess, while the de facto states are unable to secure widespread recognition of their self-determination claims without the consent of their parent states. Kosovo and Serbia have recently entertained...
Pavel Baev 07 Jul 2020
(EDM) For months, and particularly during the end of June and start of July, Russian politics was centered on ensuring the desired result in the vote on the set of amendments to the constitution. By resorting to crude manipulations and fraud, President Vladimir Putin secured his “triumph” and can now claim yet another (his fifth) presidential term in the elections scheduled for 2024 (see...
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PONARS Eurasia 06 Jul 2020
In this week's episode of the PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Aleksey Miller (European University at Saint Petersburg) to learn more about historical memory in Russia, and ongoing conflict over the memory of World War II in particular. Listen Here (Blubrry) Homepage image credit: kremlin.ru (2020) Transcript Maria: Hello everyone, this is Maria Lipman and our PONARS Eurasia...
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PONARS Eurasia 05 Jul 2020
(Newsweek) An election expert in Russia has cried foul over the vote on constitutional amendments which may cement President Vladimir Putin's hold on power until 2036. The ballot which ended on Wednesday, saw nearly 78 percent of voters back the amendments to update the Russian Constitution which had been passed in 1993. [...] Nikolai Petrov, a senior research fellow at the London-based think...
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Timothy Frye 04 Jul 2020
(Monkey Cage) Russia’s constitution, at least before this week’s referendum, would have required Vladimir Putin to step down from the Russian presidency in 2024, at the end of his second consecutive six-year term. Observers had long wondered: Would he stay or would he go? Voters in Russia answered that question by approving a package of constitutional amendments this week — including...
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Henry Hale 01 Jul 2020
(Monkey Cage) Russians vote today on constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in office until the year 2036, thanks to changes to Russia’s presidential term limits. Putin recently justified these reforms as necessary to prevent a disruptive succession struggle. Is his plan working? Not entirely, according to data from the...
Robert Orttung 01 Jul 2020
(Berghahn Books) Urban Sustainability in the Arctic advances our understanding of cities in the far north by applying elements of the international standard for urban sustainability (ISO 37120) to numerous Arctic cities. In delivering rich material about northern cities in Alaska, Canada, and Russia, the book examines how well the ISO 37120 measures sustainability and how well it...
Pavel Baev 30 Jun 2020
(EDM) As the tanks rolled off Moscow’s Red Square last Wednesday (June 24), the Russian propaganda machine instantly switched from glorifying extra-modern militarism to trumpeting the next pivotal political event—the public vote on the package of amendments to the constitution, which began on June 25 and is set to continue until July 1. The Victory Day military parade itself was postponed...
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PONARS Eurasia 26 Jun 2020
(Euronews) Russia is set to hold a July 1 referendum that could see President Vladimir Putin stay in power until 2036. The vote will be over whether to accept constitution changes that would allow Putin to run for another two presidential terms. The proposed changes to the country's 1993 constitution were revealed in January and backed by Russia's parliament, the State Duma, in...
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Robert Orttung 26 Jun 2020
(RAD) Abstract: Although current political tensions hinder international studies in the Arctic, science partnerships helped tunnel through barriers during the Cold War. One of the most successful models of U.S.–Russian collaboration was the “Environmental Bilateral” agreement of 1972. During an era of political tension, it brought together a multidisciplinary group of top professionals and...

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