Society and Culture

 
  • “Great Catastrophe” Is a Very Powerful Term
    Thomas de Waal February 2, 2015 Mediamax

    There is a gap in the literature on the aftermath and politics of Armenian Genocide and the way it has changed over the last 100 years.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin’s Biggest Challenge Is Public Support
    Dmitri Trenin January 15, 2015 Global Times

    To escape the analogy of a revolution, Vladimir Putin must rise above the rapacious elite, and to avoid being overthrown, he must replace it.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The Front Line Within
    David Rothkopf January 7, 2015 Foreign Policy

    The ‘Charlie Hebdo’ attack is a reminder that it is people’s response to extremist violence that determines its success or failure.

     
  • Op-Ed
    21st-Century Censorship
    Moisés Naím, Philip Bennett January 5, 2015 Columbia Journalism Review

    Governments around the world are using stealthy strategies to manipulate the media.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Weakest Part of Russia’s Relations with India
    Petr Topychkanov December 1, 2014 Russia & India Report

    Russia needs to use every opportunity to inform the Indian government and public about Moscow’s priorities in regional and global politics and about its views on all issues which are relevant to Indians.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Putin and Obama’s Funniest Home Videos
    David Rothkopf November 12, 2014 CNN

    Tonight when you turn on the news, some of it is likely to look a lot like “The Global Elite’s Funniest Home Videos.” But as you gawk and click and click again, remember it's not the media that are at fault. It’s you.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Far From the Arab Spring
    Alexey Malashenko October 29, 2014 Nezavisimaya Gazeta Русский

    The situation in Russia’s Muslim community is generally stable. However, the economic crisis creates fertile soil for the growth of Islamic radicalism, for which the country should be prepared.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Russia’s Policy in the Middle East and the Fight Against Extremism
    Alexey Malashenko October 28, 2014 Project on the Middle East and the Arab Spring (POMEAS)

    Over a few months the Islamic State has asserted itself as the strongest—militarily and politically—extremist organization in the Middle East. Russia must develop a policy to deal with the Islamic State.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Should Russia Worry About Modi’s U.S. Visit?
    Petr Topychkanov October 1, 2014 Russia & India Report

    Although the relationship between India and the United States should be viewed indifferently by Russia, Moscow needs to pay attention in order to learn from and not repeat mistakes made by New Delhi and Washington.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Islam in Russia
    Alexey Malashenko September 23, 2014 Russia in Global Affairs

    Islam-state relations embody a range of political and ideological issues that are inseparable from factors of ethnic tradition, culture, and migration.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The End of Power: Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be
    Moisés Naím January 16, 2015 WNYC’s Takeaway

    Power in the twenty-first century is a less concrete asset than it once was.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Empire Takes Back: It Could Happen Here
    Andrew S. Weiss April 9, 2014 Daily Show with Jon Stewart

    The people of Crimea, many of whom see themselves as either ex-Soviet or ethnically Russia, made the region ripe for Russian invasion and claims of human rights violations against the Russian minority living in Crimea were then used as justification for Russia’s invasion.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin Addresses Parliament on Crimea Independence
    Maria Lipman March 20, 2014 ABC

    Vladimir Putin’s policy is to do what he sees right, regardless of what others think about it. He is ready for sanctions and to accept the costs.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Putin Says “No Need for Use of Force” in Ukraine
    Maria Lipman March 6, 2014 ABC

    It seems unlikely that Russian armed forces will move beyond the Crimean peninsula. The softer and more conciliatory tone taken by Putin could be a result of the determination of the United States and Europe to take action against Russia.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Situation in Ukraine
    Maria Lipman February 27, 2014 Channel 4

    The situation in Ukraine is very unstable and dangerous, and Moscow's support of the delayed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and non-recognition of the new authorities in Kyiv only adds to the tension.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine Caught in a “Zero-Sum” Game
    Maria Lipman February 25, 2014 Al Jazeera

    Russia and the EU are trying to pull Ukraine into their orbit rather than cooperating on what would be best for the country.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Will the Ukraine Peace Pact Hold?
    Eugene Rumer February 21, 2014 Bloomberg TV

    The situation in Ukraine remains fluid and it is not clear whether the agreement between Yanukovych and the opposition leaders will hold.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Do the Sochi Olympics Reflect Russia’s Reality?
    Andrew S. Weiss February 9, 2014 MSNBC’s Weekends With Alex Witt

    American perceptions of Russia differ greatly from the reality in the country and the changes that have occurred since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukraine Protests Send Icy Blast Through Moscow and Central Asia
    Lilia Shevtsova December 17, 2013 euronews

    The protests in Ukraine are a warning to all post-Soviet authoritarian states that the same thing may occur at any time in their countries and are likely to serve as a pretext for the authorities in Russia and in Central Asia to tighten their control.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Race Riots: A Wake-Up Call for Russia?
    Maria Lipman, Sergey Frolov, Innokenty Grekov October 19, 2013 Al Jazeera’s Inside Story

    The influx of labor migrants is an economic necessity for Russia, which does not have enough native workforce. But the newness of this migration, coupled with a social distrust of authority, is causing problems.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Why Did Nazarbayev Suddenly Call for Early Elections?
    Alexey Vasilivetsky February 26, 2015 Русский

    Nazarbayev’s reelection is unlikely to lead to serious changes in the country’s economic or foreign policy. Rather, he simply wants to conserve his position to avoid excessive concerns in the future.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Is Russia a New China?
    Maria Snegovaya February 18, 2015

    China pioneered a selective repression method decades ago. Since then it has actively shared its experience. The Russian regime seems to be actively borrowing from the Chinese.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ukraine: The War Must Go On?
    Balázs Jarábik February 11, 2015

    As terrible as it sounds, Kyiv’s endless dysfunction is the Kremlin’s most powerful ally in the current crisis.

     
  • “Great Catastrophe” Is a Very Powerful Term
    Thomas de Waal February 2, 2015 Mediamax

    There is a gap in the literature on the aftermath and politics of Armenian Genocide and the way it has changed over the last 100 years.

     
  • Book
    Great Catastrophe: Armenians and Turks in the Shadow of Genocide
    Thomas de Waal January 27, 2015 Oxford University Press video

    Although it is now a century old, the issue of what most of the world calls the Armenian Genocide of 1915 is still a live and divisive issue that mobilizes Armenians across the world, shapes the identity and politics of modern Turkey, and has consumed the attention of U.S. politicians for years.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Is the Future for Donbas?
    Alexey Malashenko, Balázs Jarábik, Andrei Kolesnikov January 27, 2015

    This past weekend’s intensified fighting and shelling in southeastern Ukraine, from Donetsk to Mariupol, escalated the Ukraine crisis to a new level. As more people die, political negotiations and eventual diplomatic compromise look less and less likely. What, under these circumstances, does the future hold for Donbas?

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Nazarbayev as Mediator
    Alexey Malashenko January 21, 2015

    Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has managed to use the Ukraine crisis as a sort of stepping stone to elevate his international profile and Kazakhstan’s geopolitical status.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Ramzan Kadyrov as a Federal-Level Politician

    Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic in the North Caucasus, is now firmly entrenched in Russian politics at the federal-level, and it appears that he is there to stay, because Putin and Kadyrov really need each other.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The End of Power: Why Being in Charge Isn’t What it Used to Be
    Moisés Naím January 16, 2015 WNYC’s Takeaway

    Power in the twenty-first century is a less concrete asset than it once was.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    What the Anti-Terrorist Rally Demonstrated

    An optimal model for the painless existence of Muslims in an alien cultural and religious environment has not yet been found and is unlikely to appear in the near future. In essence, Europe is dealing with a conflict of identities, which continues to increase.

     

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