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Arkady Moshes 01 Dec 2020
(Carnegie Moscow Center) Belarus has been engulfed by protests ever since the contested presidential election back in August, and whatever happens, it seems things cannot ever just go back to the way they were, with President Alexander Lukashenko ruling indefinitely. Yet the reaction of the West, above all the European Union, differs greatly from what we saw during both revolutions in...
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Andrey Makarychev 01 Dec 2020
(Mezinárodní vztahy) Abstract: The outbreak of COVID-19 has significantly reshaped debates on the global order, democratic politics and the liberal mode of governing societies. Some have compared the virus to the “ultimate empty signifier”, which allowed difficult ideological groups to fill it with their own securitizations, creating in an instant a plethora of political otherings. For...
PONARS Eurasia 24 Nov 2020
(Moscow Times) In May, as Russia was tentatively emerging from a nationwide lockdown and clocking up near-record numbers of new infections, Russian officials began mounting an aggressive public campaign to present Moscow’s handling of the coronavirus as faultless.  Central to that was boasting about the country’s low number of fatalities compared with Europe, the U.S. and...
Marlene Laruelle 23 Nov 2020
(Bloomsbury Academic) In examining the re-emergence of Russia's White Movement, Memory Politics and the Russian Civil War gets to the heart of the rich 20th-century memory debates going on in Putin's Russia today. The Kremlin has been giving preference to a Soviet-lite nostalgia that denounces the 1917 Bolshevik revolution but celebrates the birth of a powerful Soviet Union able to bring the...
Eiki Berg 23 Nov 2020
(Geopolitics) Abstract: This paper explores the geopolitical role that a de facto state may play while operating in the context of patron-client relations and engagement without recognition framework. This is especially pronounced in Transnistria, which due to economic incentives offered by the EU through the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA) may not fit well into the overall...
PONARS Eurasia 22 Nov 2020
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Kelly McMann 21 Nov 2020
(Comparative Politics) Abstract: Studies of a small number of countries have revealed that both democratic and non-democratic subnational governments can exist within a single country. However, these works have neither demonstrated how common subnational regime variation is nor explained why some countries are more prone to it. This article does both. We show that subnational regime...
(King's Russia Institute) Book launch: The Red Mirror: Putin's Leadership and Russia's Insecure Identity by Gulnaz Sharafutdinova. Discussant: Maxim Trudolyubov, Opinion Editor, Meduza. Chair: Samuel Greene, King's Russia Institute, King's College London. Tuesday, November 24. London: 17:30-19:00. Understanding Russian politics...

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