PONARS Eurasia
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...
Pavel Baev
(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...
PONARS Eurasia
(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...
Jason Strakes
(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....
PONARS Eurasia
(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...
PONARS Eurasia
(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...
PONARS Eurasia
(France 24) Russia's coordinated effort to nudge Americans toward voting for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election caught social media companies flat-footed and remains a stain on the reputation of Facebook in particular. Four years later, the FBI and other American security officials --...
Kornely Kakachia
(PONARS Eurasia Commentary) Recently, Georgia’s ruling party, Georgian Dream (GD), proclaimed its intention to formally apply for EU membership in 2024, against all odds. The statement was made at an important time: just as the Black Sea country heads toward parliamentary elections on October 31,...
PONARS Eurasia
(TRT World) Russia and Turkey face each other on opposing sides over several fronts across Eurasia, from Libya to Syria, and now Azerbaijan, too. Experts say Moscow is hitting Syria's Idlib to gain leverage against Ankara. A Russian aircraft, which symbolises civilian deaths in the Syrian war,...
PONARS Eurasia
In this week’s PONARS Eurasia Podcast, Maria Lipman chats with Ben Noble (Lecturer at University College London) and Nikolay Petrov (Senior Fellow at Chatham House) about ongoing changes to Russia’s national legislature based on the recently revised constitutional framework, and what these changes...

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