Now available: briefing book and video. The PONARS Eurasia annual policy conference was held at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs on September 9, 2011. The webcast-video is Panel 1: "Russian Politics: A New Agenda?" chaired by Henry Hale with panelists Sergei Golunov, Samuel Greene, Marlène Laruelle, and Nikolay Petrov.
The briefing book contains the twenty-nine policy memos that accompanied the conference's panels and roundtables. It is divided into seven chapters. The first part, Russian Politics: A New Agenda?, examines actors and issues in Russian domestic politics on the eve of the 2011-2012 election cycle. The second part, Taking Stock of Democracy in Ukraine, offers a critical view of political development in Ukraine since the February 2010 election of Viktor Yanukovych. The third part, New Directions in Eurasian Energy and Trade, explores dynamics of energy and trade across the post-Soviet region and its neighbors. The collection’s fourth part, The Future of the “Reset” in Russian-Western Relations, assesses the outlook for Russian-Western relations through the next electoral cycles in Russia and the United States. The fifth part, Color Revolutions Redux: Can the Arab Spring Spread to Post-Soviet Eurasia?, considers the possibility of a new wave of popular mobilization in post-Soviet Eurasia inspired by the Arab Spring. The sixth part, Rethinking the Arms Control Partnership, examines the prospects for arms control and technical cooperation between Russia and the West. The final part, Shifting Gears: Foreign Policy in Turkey and the Caucasus, reviews changing foreign policy contexts across Turkey and the Caucasus.
The memos in the book are also available individually here.