Samuel Greene
(Moscow-on-Thames) I spend most of my time studying how people fight back against autocratic regimes in places like Russia (and, increasingly, Belarus). But as my fellow Americans worry about the potential of an authoritarian coup in Washington, I’m seeing a different set of parallels – and it...
PONARS Eurasia
(CivilNet) Political commentator Eric Hacopian wraps up the year of 2020 with Georgi Derluguian, historical sociologist and professor of the New York University at Abu Dhabi.   Read More © CivilNet
Polina SinovetsPolina Sinovets
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Since its annexation of Crimea, Russia has not deviated from its coercive military behavior, displaying its military might again and again. The substance of its military exercises, however, appears to have evolved. Last October, the Grom-2019 military training simulated...
PONARS Eurasia
(RFE/RL) As he does, Russian President Vladimir Putin turned to a Soviet-era pop culture reference to get his message across at one point in his 4 1/2-hour annual press conference on December 17, when responding to the only reporter from a Western country that is not Iceland who got to ask a...
PONARS Eurasia
(War on the Rocks podcast) Once the Soviets got the nuclear arsenal Stalin had sought, they had to learn to live with the bomb – and all the dilemmas that came with it. This episode examines how the Soviet Union adjusted to the difficult new reality of being a nuclear power. Leaders like Khrushchev...
PONARS Eurasia
In 2020’s final episode of the PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Sarah Wilson Sokhey and Ella Paneyakh to discuss Russian social policy in the COVID-19 era, and public perception of Russia’s overall pandemic response. Listen © Blubrry
Ekaterina KoldunovaEkaterina Koldunova
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Since the turn of the century, the idea of the Russian Far Eastern regions’ economic rise through cooperation with East Asian countries has been a persistent element of Russian political leadership rhetoric. Until very recently, however, this rhetoric did not fully...
Andrey Makarychev
(3DCFTAs) The global pandemic charges on. In the two and a half months, from the end of September to mid-December, the world total number of infections more than doubled to 72 million, with deaths rising to 1.6 million. However in all of Europe, over the same period, the current second wave of...
PONARS Eurasia
(Global News) While excitement and enthusiasm greeted the Western-developed coronavirus vaccine when it was rolled out, the Russian-made version has received a mixed response, with reports of empty Moscow clinics that offered the shot to health care workers and teachers — the first members of the...
PONARS Eurasia
Electoral Authoritarianism in Eurasia: Continuities and Transformations Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring Kirill Rogov (Liberal Mission Foundation, Russia), Nikolay Petrov (Chatham...

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