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Putting the South Caucasus in Perspective

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August 05, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia have been independent states for more than 23 years. Although geographically contiguous, they differ in language, religion, and political and security orientation. How is each country faring in state-building, developing democracy, and improving economic performance? What are their relationships with Russia and the West, and with each other? How does their historical experience influence current developments, and what are their long term prospects? more

Sanctions Finally Find Russia’s Achilles Heel

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Jul 23, 2014
"Sanctions have definitely found Russia’s Achilles’ heel, and with harsher sanctions looming in the aftermath of flight MA17, Putin is finding it increasingly difficult to craft an effective reply," writes Will Pomeranz. more

The Impact of Ukraine in the Neighborhood

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July 22, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm
Russia's annexation of Crimea and support of separatists in eastern Ukraine is having ripple effects throughout Eurasia. But what has been the impact in the immediate neighborhood, the South Caucasus, Moldova, and Belarus as well as Ukraine itself? more

Russia's Economy Turns to a Blast from the Past: The New Economic Policy

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Jul 21, 2014
NEP suddenly is back in vogue but in a global economy, NEP’s uniquely domestic approach to solving economic problems may send out the wrong message at the wrong time to the international business community, writes Will Pomeranz. more
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William Pomeranz on U.S.-Russia Relations after MH17 Crash

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Jul 21, 2014
“Clearly, it still has nuclear weapons, it has a seat in United Nations and it has the ability to influence international affairs, but Russia really doesn't have the economic power or the influence abroad to really be the number one geostrategic enemy of the United States,” William Pomeranz said on C-SPAN. more

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