Pavel Baev
(Brookings) full-blown war erupted in the South Caucasus last Sunday, September 27, and as the two belligerents — Armenia and Azerbaijan — mobilize their forces under martial law, no international authority is trying in earnest to stop the hostilities. The conflict over the disputed Nagorno-...
PONARS Eurasia
(PONARS Eurasia Podcast) In this week’s episode, Maria Lipman chats with Graeme Robertson (University of North Carolina professor) and Konstantin Gaaze (Carnegie Moscow Center analyst) about Russia’s September 13 regional elections and whether or not the Kremlin should be worried about upcoming...
Kornely Kakachia
(GIP) Since the 2008 Russia-Georgia War NATO-Georgia relations have been in limbo. While NATO has never formally closed its doors on Georgia, the alliance has become more skeptical of enlargement and warier of Russian interests. While Georgia’s practical NATO integration has continued to deepen, it...
Matt Maldonado
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) In September 2019, Russian oligarch Konstantin Malofeev sat down for an interview with the Russian news outlet RBC and announced the launch of the International Agency of Sovereign Development (IASD). It was to be a brand-new Russian investment group set to make its...
PONARS Eurasia
(U.S. News & World Report) This year should have ushered in Russia’s return to greatness and Putin’s assumption of ‘great statesman’ status. Instead it has been marked by trouble for the man who would be czar. This was supposed to be Vladmir Putin's year. At the beginning of 2020, the Russian...
PONARS Eurasia
Russia's Foreign Policy: Soft, Hard, Smart Power Presented as a part of PONARS Eurasia Fridays, an online event series featuring expert discussions on current events in Eurasia each week. Featuring: Maria Snegovaya (Virginia Tech; IERES) Alexandra Yatsyk (Polish Institute of Advanced Studies)...
Pavel Baev
(Eurasia Daily Monitor) With its latest double breach of norms of international behavior—poisoning the opposition leader Alexei Navalny and embracing the discredited Belarusian autocrat, President Alyaksandr Lukashenka—Russia has managed to unite Europe in outrage. Last week (September 17), the...
Elizabeth Wishnick
(China's Resource Risks) The Power of Siberia pipeline is finally shipping Russian gas to China as of December 2019, after nearly thirty years of discussion. Despite this dilatory timeline, plans for a second Russia-China pipeline, to be completed by 2030, are coalescing. The new project, Power of...
Natalya Chernyshova
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Unprecedented mass protests in Belarus against the rigged presidential elections on August 9 continue into their sixth week with no signs of abating. They are massive, tenacious, and draw on a remarkably broad social and geographical base. These qualities, combined with...
Kimberly MartenKimberly Marten
(PONARS Eurasia Policy Memo) Just when you think you know where Russia’s Wagner Group “private” military company (PMC) is deployed, it pops up somewhere else. In the past year, its members have been spotted in Mozambique, Libya, and Belarus, adding to their prior roles in eastern Ukraine, Syria,...

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