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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

Putin's Choice: 'Confronting the Extremes'

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Jul 24, 2014
Since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over east Ukraine, Putin has been under intense pressure to persuade pro-Russian separatists accused by the West of shooting it down to stop fighting. William Pomeranz talks about what he thinks Putin will do next. more

Call for paper submissions: War, Revolution and Radical Politics in Post-Soviet Context

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Jul 23, 2014
The Ideology and Politics Journal is dedicated to the analysis of ideologies in its political, social and conceptual forms. Devoted to the advancement of understanding of socio-political processes in post-Soviet Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine – and wider former Soviet Union’s space, Journal deals with the ideological and intellectual issues arising in the course of formation of new societies. The Ideology and Politics Journal encourages discussion of the historical, cultural and ethical dimensions of political action, with the intention to contribute to both the advancement of interdisciplinary research of contemporary ideologies, and the promotion of a good politics in countries of the region. more
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Who Owns the Arctic Video Series

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Jul 23, 2014
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council (Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, the United States) assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states (including China, Korea, Japan, and Singapore) seek an active role in the region. In this video series, "Who Owns the Arctic?" an international panel of experts describes why one of the world’s coldest environments is becoming a hot topic. 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

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