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(Live Science) Since the end of September, hundreds of soldiers and civilians are thought to have been killed in a rapidly developing conflict between the rival Caucasus nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan.  But why are they in conflict? [...] "I don't think anyone knows for sure why this recent...
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What's New Under the Sun? Military Affairs in U.S.-Russian Relations Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring: Polina Sinovets (Odessa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine) Adam...
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(Washington Post) MOSCOW — Vladlen Los sat in a chair outside Room 239 of the Xander Hotel. It was midmorning on Aug. 20 in the Siberian city of Tomsk. The lawyer Los was determined that no one get inside the room that his colleague, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, had left hours before....
Timothy Frye
(War on the Rocks) Kremlin-backed trolls are sowing disinformation and have adapted their game for the 2020 campaign. U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr has been vague about the probity of accepting foreign assistance, and the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence recently announced ...
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(Atlantic Council) Atlantic Council experts respond to the recent instability in Kyrgyzstan and what it means for the region and the international community. Jennifer Murtazashvili: Kyrgyzstan’s long-term stability will depend on ability to find new governance and electoral arrangements. The events...
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(Emerging Europe) Kyrgyzstan’s Central Election Commission has annulled the results of a parliamentary election held on October 4 following a day and night of violent clashes in the capital Bishkek, during which demonstrators broke into the country’s parliament. The election now looks set to be re-...
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(ArmInfo) Just a couple of days ago, literally, I would say that I do not see any indicators that show the possibility of a suspension of hostilities, however, now the situation has changed. Director of the Caucasus Institute Alexander Iskandaryan stated this at a press conference. In particular, ...
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(SPLC) Hatewatch found an email address ending with a Russian domain name referenced across the source code of a network of three extreme, far-right websites that operate primarily in the U.S. Those three websites share the same Google Analytics account, one that was first used by a notorious pro-...
Pavel Baev
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) The sharp rise of COVID-19 infections in Russia in the last couple of weeks was predictable given the relatively high “plateau” of new cases over the summer after the sharp peak in early May. Yet the escalation of the pandemic has apparently caught the authorities by...
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Authoritarian Governance and Reform in Russia Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring: Dinissa Duvanova (Lehigh University) Vladimir Gel'man (European University at Saint...

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