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Regina Smyth 05 Nov 2020
(Cambridge University Press) In a path-breaking study of Russian elections, Regina Smyth reveals how much electoral competition matters to the Putin regime and how competition leaves Russia more vulnerable to opposition challenges than is perceived in the West. Using original data and analysis, Smyth demonstrates how even weak political opposition can force autocratic incumbents to rethink...
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Ivan Kurilla 04 Nov 2020
(PRI) A political science professor in St. Petersburg, Russia, tells The World what his students are discussing in class this week. Most American students are required to take a civics class, where they learn about democratic values, civil rights, checks and balances and other concepts at the heart of American civic life. During one of the most important elections in US history,...
PONARS Eurasia 03 Nov 2020
Join us for a meeting of the New York-Russia Public Policy Forum, co-hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, the New York University Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, and PONARS-Eurasia. In the wake of the US presidential election, please join us for a discussion involving academic and policy perspectives from the US, Russia, and...
Pavel Baev 03 Nov 2020
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) The series of terrorist attacks in France, in late October, attracted much attention in Russia, sharply dividing public opinion and leaving President Vladimir Putin in an awkward limbo. The Kremlin leader excels at positioning himself as a counter-terrorist champion when the issue is clear and solvable by military means—such as when it came to obliterating the so-...
PONARS Eurasia 02 Nov 2020
(RFE/RL) MOSCOW -- When Donald Trump was elected U.S. president in 2016, Russian lawmaker Vladimir Zhirinovsky hosted a champagne party in the country's parliament to celebrate the real estate magnate's surprise victory. "To a new domestic and foreign policy in the U.S.!" Zhirinovsky, a nationalist firebrand and longtime ally of President Vladimir Putin, said as he clinked glasses with...
01 Nov 2020
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) While Azerbaijani government officials and observers have alleged a strategy by Armenia to involve Russian-sponsored security organizations in recent escalations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, these claims are more reflective of a misconception than reality. Conventional wisdom fails to recognize these structures as representing alternative security perceptions and...
PONARS Eurasia 30 Oct 2020
(Pushkin House) Sergei Medvedev, a historian, writer and journalist, has won this year's Pushkin House Russian book prize for his work The Return of the Russian Leviathan on contemporary Russia. A prestigious jury overseeing the Prize -- awarded each year for the best non-fiction writing in English on the Russian-speaking world -- singled out his work among six strong shortlisted finalists...
PONARS Eurasia 28 Oct 2020
(Atlantic Council) The new president of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov, has come to power in the most unusual circumstances. Kyrgyzstan has faced such extraordinary instability because political leaders had institutional incentives that encouraged corruption. With one six-year term mandated by the constitution, short time horizons meant that presidents prepared for their departure as soon as they...

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