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Determining Factors of Election Protests in the Post-Soviet Space

... loyal security forces are to the incumbent’s administration In the second half of 2020, within a time span of two months, post-election protests occurred in two former Soviet countries. In Kyrgyzstan, the protests after the October parliamentary elections led to a swift and complete replacement of people at the very top of the decision-making structure, without attracting much international attention. On the other hand, in Belarus, where the presidential election sparked large-scale protests ...


The EU Will Not Break Free from America’s Amiable Stranglehold

... élites against self-deception. She warns , “It would be a terrible mistake for Europeans to believe that President Trump was an aberration, however, and that the good old days of the transatlantic relationship are back.” Andrey Kortunov: How U.S. Elections Could Impact EU-Russia Relations First, as we have already stressed, Donald Trump expressed in plain language those sentiments that had long been brewing amongst the American public but had not been publicly articulated. On behalf of the American ...


Trump — A Non-Consecutive Second Term President

... near-insurmountable odds with a relentless onslaught by the national political media's endless negative slants, the social media giants censoring and burying unfavourable Biden reports, and polling institutes predicting a blue Democrat wave to victory in the 2020 elections with a clean sweep across all branches of government. The Media Research Center and PEW Research Center found in their studies that coverage of Trump by the major networks was over 90% negative. This was evident in the relentless lead-off stories ...


International Discussion on Prospects for US-Russia Relations after the US Elections

On November 6, 2020, New York-Russia Public Policy Forum held a virtual event on prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the U.S. elections On November 6, 2020, New York-Russia Public Policy Forum held a virtual event on prospects for Russia-the U.S. relations after the U.S. elections. The event was co-hosted by the Harriman Institute at Columbia University, New York University ...


Valdai Discussion Club: “Elections in the United States: What to Expect for Russia?”

The discussion focused on the prospects for significant changes in the U.S. foreign policy as a result of the elections, including a course to contain China, tightening policy towards Russia, and relations with key allies in Europe and Asia On November 5, 2020, the Valdai Discussion Club hosted an online expert discussion "Elections in the United States: ...


Political Transformations in Iran: How to Keep up with the Times

... The structures are intended, on the one hand, to order social interactions through established procedures and, on the other, to limit individual choice and political preferences. Iran is unique in that today’s political forms and procedures (holding elections, appointing candidates to offices, etc.) incorporate both the Shia tradition and the imperial legacy. Alexey Khlebnikov: Iran’s Oil Sector under Renewed Sanctions: Adopting to the New Reality Supreme Leader ( rahbar ) vs President . These ...


Focusing on the Bigger Picture

U.S.-Russia Relations Post-Election The Russian media has been overwhelmed by expert (and not so expert) predictions over the past few days about who will win the U.S. presidential elections and how the results will affect U.S.-Russia relations. Both candidates have their fair share of supporters and detractors in Russia. From the outside, it would seem that current President Donald Trump is generally more popular, despite the fact ...


US Elections and Sanctions Against Russia

... presidential election, there is growing interest in what the policy of sanctions against Russia will be if one of the candidates wins. Will they become more stringent if Joe Biden wins? Should we expect an escalation from the Trump administration? Do elections play any role in the policy of sanctions? Igor Ivanov: Choice without a Choice Let's start with the last question. Yes, elections can have a fairly radical effect on sanctions. One example is the change in US approaches to sanctions against ...


Where the 2020 Presidential Candidates Stand on Russia

Just as in 2016, Russia is a topic at the forefront of conversations swirling around this year's election The U.S. presidential election is in its final stretch with only a few days left until American voters decide who and what will map out their destiny for the next four years. Just as it was in 2016, Russia is a topic at the forefront of conversations swirling around this year's election. There have been overly broad discussions about foreign policy during this campaign cycle, but where does...


Choice without a Choice

Variables and constants of Russia–U.S. relations On November 3, the U.S. presidential elections are to take place. Both the USA and the world will be closely monitoring the event. Whatever some may say about “the decline of the U.S.,” America remains the leading global power whose policies and politics largely or sometimes decisively ...


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