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    Putin is sure to win, so what’s the point of elections in Russia?
    Mar15

    Putin is sure to win, so what’s the point of elections in Russia?

    EPA/Sergei ChirikovThe result of the imminent presidential election in Russia won’t surprise anyone. The incumbent, Vladimir Putin, will be reelected for the fourth time until 2024, to become Russia’s longest serving ruler since Stalin. Putin’s victory will be based on two contradictory factors. On the one hand, he is genuinely...

    Kyiv Weighs Costs of Prosecuting Manafort
    Mar15

    Kyiv Weighs Costs of Prosecuting Manafort

    Ukraine’s elites may feel that keeping Trump happy outweighs the karma points for crushing his former aide. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Moldovan Ex-MP Jailed as Russian Spy
    Mar15

    Moldovan Ex-MP Jailed as Russian Spy

    Lithuania also engrossed as a parliamentarian quits amid allegations of working for Russian interests. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    The Mixed Feelings of Russian Voters
    Mar15

    The Mixed Feelings of Russian Voters

    This article has been translated into English from Russian by Maia Otarashvili, Deputy Director of the Eurasia Program at FPRI. On March 18, a significant number of Russian voters will go to the polls with mixed feelings. On the one hand, they want to vote for Putin—at least out of habit—but they are not very happy with the idea that...

    Leapfrogging to the Digital Future
    Mar15

    Leapfrogging to the Digital Future

    With the welcomed news that Volkswagen will be opening facilities in the Czech Republic and Poland to aid in their electric car production, already running in Germany and Slovakia, the innovative future of the V4 looks ever brighter. This decision is in line with and follows the announcement from last October that the South Korean firm LG Chem is...

    Fearless leader or lame duck? Putin’s certain triumph heralds fresh uncertainty
    Mar15

    Fearless leader or lame duck? Putin’s certain triumph heralds fresh uncertainty

    Russian President Vladimir Putin at a massive rally in his support n Moscow, March 3, 2018 AP/Pavel GolovkinLong before it happened, Russia’s ruling party had already called it “the ultimate victory.” On March 18, Russians go to the polls where they will – without doubt – re-elect President Vladimir Putin to a fourth leadership term. The...

    Conflicting Realities in Russia and the EU’s Shared Neighborhood
    Mar15

    Conflicting Realities in Russia and the EU’s Shared Neighborhood

    Precisely because the conflict with Georgia now has a lower profile than Ukraine, the EU and Russia might start exploring ways to minimize the risk of confrontation and even test approaches for accommodation. Using the provisions of the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement signed with Georgia EU can underscore...

    Ukraine is putting persecuted journalist’s life in danger
    Mar15

    Ukraine is putting persecuted journalist’s life in danger

    “If I am killed or kidnapped or extradited to Azerbaijan in the near future, all responsibility lies with the Ukrainian authorities”. Azerbaijani journalist Fikret Huseynli had serious grounds for making this sombre warning, and for asking bitterly how he has deserved such appalling treatment from Ukraine. He is not the only journalist whose...

    Brookings experts’ Russia reading list
    Mar14

    Brookings experts’ Russia reading list

    By Paul Gadalla, Fred DewsRussia is center stage in word affairs thanks in part to its military presence in Syria and its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But now, Russians are preparing to head to the ballot box on March 18 to cast their votes in a presidential election. The outcome—Vladimir Putin’s re-election as...

    Ukraine: Authorities Should Respond to Attacks Targeting Peaceful Demonstrations
    Mar14

    Ukraine: Authorities Should Respond to Attacks Targeting Peaceful Demonstrations

    Press Releases Ukraine: Authorities Should Respond to Attacks Targeting Peaceful DemonstrationsMarch 14, 2018Participants in several women’s rights marches in Kyiv, Lviv, and Uzhgorod, have been threatened, beaten, and attacked by opponents. …read more Source: Freedom...

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