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#Russia – What Putin’s constitutional shakeup means

#Russia – What Putin’s constitutional shakeup means

| January 20, 2020

Nikolai Petrov Senior Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House A live broadcast of Vladimir Putin’s annual address to the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, seen on the Leader Tower screen in St Petersburg. Photo: Getty Images. Vladimir Putin’s proposed constitutional reforms will transform Russia’s political regime and allow him to prolong his […]

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Can #Uzbekistan president meet raised expectations?

Can #Uzbekistan president meet raised expectations?

| December 13, 2019

Shavkat Mirziyoyev has implemented a number of important reforms, but is now entering a more hazardous period. Kate Mallinson Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House @Kate_Mallinson1 Shavkat Mirziyoyev in June. Photo: Getty Images. In the three years since Shavkat Mirziyoyev was elected president of Uzbekistan, he has embarked on a wide-ranging reform process […]

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#Kazakhstan – Reaching out to Central Asian neighbours

#Kazakhstan – Reaching out to Central Asian neighbours

| December 9, 2019

Despite its regional outreach, Kazakhstan’s diplomatic priority will remain Russia, China, and Europe. Annette Bohr Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kazakh Majilis Chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin and ex-president Nursultan Nazarbayev at an inauguration ceremony in parliament. Photo: Pavel Aleksandrov\TASS via Getty Images. Leaders of the resource-rich Central Asian region […]

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Political will was not enough for justice reform in #Moldova

Political will was not enough for justice reform in #Moldova

| November 29, 2019

The pro-reform Sandu government had the will to dismantle oligarchic power structures, but was taken down by limited political experience. Cristina Gherasimov  Academy Associate, Russia and Eurasia Programme @cgherasimov Maia Sandu in Germany in July. Photo: Getty Images. The lack of political will to carry out rule of law reforms is frequently the reason why […]

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#Zelenskyy finds that there are no easy solutions in #Donbas

#Zelenskyy finds that there are no easy solutions in #Donbas

| October 25, 2019

The president has attempted to use the so-called Steinmeier Formula to find a compromise on holding elections in the east of Ukraine. But he has run into a stark reality: Moscow and Kyiv’s interests remain irreconcilable. Duncan Allan Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House Leo Litra Senior Research Fellow, New Europe Center, Chatham […]

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#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

#Trump gambit highlights #Ukraine problems with the rule of law

| October 9, 2019

Regardless of what happens with Trump’s impeachment inquiry, the new Ukrainian leadership must deliver genuine rule-of-law reform and continue the fight against corruption. Orysia Lutsevych Research Fellow and Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme @Orysiaua The first page of the unclassified memorandum of US President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy […]

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How the Trump–Zelenskyi call could reverberate beyond #Impeachment

How the Trump–Zelenskyi call could reverberate beyond #Impeachment

| September 27, 2019

Chatham House experts examine how the latest presidential scandal might play out in US domestic politics, in Ukraine and in international affairs. Dr Lindsay Newman Senior Research Fellow, US and the Americas Programme @lindsayrsnewman LinkedIn Dr Leslie Vinjamuri Head of the US and the Americas Programme, and Dean of the Queen Elizabeth II Academy, Chatham […]

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