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PONARS Eurasia 07 Dec 2020
Economic Challenges Facing Eurasia in the COVID-19 Era  Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring: Vladimir Popov (Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, Berlin) Anar Valiyev (ADA University, Baku) Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University) Friday, December 11, 2020 10:00 AM – 11...
PONARS Eurasia 02 Dec 2020
(Atlantic Council blog) Volodymyr Dubovyk, Associate Professor, Odesa Mechnikov National University: Nobody on President-elect Joe Biden’s shortlist for Secretary of State would have been bad news for Ukraine, including Susan Rice, who wasn’t the first choice for many Ukraine watchers. There is a certain consensus with regard to Ukraine policy within Biden’s inner circle. Blinken...
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 01 Dec 2020
Shaping a Usable Past: Memory Wars in Russia and Central Europe Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring: James Richter (Bates College) Ivan Kurilla (European University at Saint Petersburg) Alexei Miller (European University at Saint Petersburg) Marlene...
Richard Arnold 24 Nov 2020
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) The annual “Russian March”—an attempt by extreme nationalist forces to appropriate Russia’s National Unity Day (November 4)—has routinely provided a suggestive measure of the evolving strength of the radical-right opposition to President Vladimir Putin (see EDM, November 6, 2017 and November 9, 2018). This year turned out to be a particularly salient...
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...

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