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    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Maidan Redux in Armenia?

    The Armenian protesters are motivated by socio-economic issues and the desire for social justice—not larger notions of democracy that constitute international human rights advocacy.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    How Corruption Saved the North Koreans

    In recent years, North Korea has transformed from one of the least to one of the most corrupt countries in East Asia. But this has been a blessing for its people, both politically and economically

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Corrupting Civil Society in Post-Maidan Ukraine?

    • Mikhail Minakov
    • April 11, 2015

    Civil society now plays an outsized role in Ukrainian politics.

    • Op-Ed

    Bureaucracy and Corruption Stand in Way of Russia’s Shift to Asia

    Russia’s “pivot to Asia” is meeting with a number of challenges, such as bureaucratic inertia, lack of workable ideas, and high levels of corruption. However, there are ways of dealing with all of them.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Lee Kuan Yew and Russia: Role Model for Hire?

    The post-Soviet elites use the system that Lee Kuan Yew constructed in Singapore to justify political crackdown. However, Lee himself believed that resource-based dictatorships will fail to replicate Singapore’s success, since restricting freedoms is not the cornerstone of his model.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Ukraine: The War Must Go On?

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

    • Op-Ed

    Despite Crisis, Reform Elusive for Russia

    For the Russian economic and political system, as well as for the country’s foreign relations, the current economic crisis is an existential one. Russia will exit from it in a very different form from what it is today.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Georgia’s Drama of the Past

    The criminal charges against former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili guarantee more recriminations about the recent past rather than discussion of the country’s future.

    • Op-Ed

    Meet the Second-Rate Academic Who Is Vladimir Putin’s Culture Cop

    Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky’s primary motive is to curry favor with Vladimir Putin. As Putin has shifted gears to a more conservative, anti-Western, and isolationist outlook, scores of his aggressive loyalists have followed the new trend.

    • Carnegie.ru Commentary

    Odessa Police

    During the horrific events in Odessa, local police stood idly by as violence around them escalated. Police reform in Ukraine is crucially important, but nobody knows how to create honest and professional law enforcement in a thoroughly corrupt state.

Carnegie Experts on
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    Alexander Baunov
    Senior Fellow
    Editor in Chief of Carnegie.ru
    Moscow Center
    Baunov is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Moscow Center and editor in chief of Carnegie.ru.
  • expert thumbnail - Movchan
    Andrey Movchan
    Senior Fellow and Director
    Economic Policy Program
    Moscow Center
    Movchan is a senior fellow and director of the Economic Policy Program at the Carnegie Moscow Center.

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