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Sergey Markedonov

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Sergey Markedonov is an Associate Professor at Russian State University for the Humanities based in Moscow (Russia). From May 2010 to October 2013, he was a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, DC, USA). In April-May 2015 he was a visiting fellow at the Center for Russia and Central Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies (IIS), Fudan University (Shanghai, China).

29.12.2016

How Russia dealt with post-Soviet protracted conflicts in 2016

How Russia dealt with post-Soviet protracted conflicts in 2016

2016 proved that Russia doesn't have a universal method of resolving the “frozen conflicts” in the post-Soviet space. Every case requires a specific approach

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22.12.2016

Chechnya has come a long and hard way since the 1990s

Chechnya has come a long and hard way since the 1990s

Fears of ISIS taking root in Chechnya may be overblown. Despite scattered incidents linked to radicals, Chechnya is mostly oriented toward Russia

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16.12.2016

Russia faces another Transnistrian dilemma

Russia faces another Transnistrian dilemma

Now that the new leaders of both Moldova and Transnistria have a pro-Russian orientation, Moscow must decide how to move the situation forward with less antagonizing the West

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09.12.2016

Why the Kremlin has faced troubles to integrate the Crimean Tatars

Why the Kremlin has faced troubles to integrate the Crimean Tatars

The problem of the Crimean Tatars has been complicated by a number of complex social and political issues, including the question of whether the well-known public organization of this ethnic minority should be really deemed “extremist”

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07.12.2016

What to expect from the elections in Transnistria?

What to expect from the elections in Transnistria?

On Dec. 11 the unrecognized republic of Transnistria will hold elections. Whoever emerges as the winner will likely work to deepen Transnistria’s relations with Moscow

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15.11.2016

How Russia could revive its ties with Moldova

How Russia could revive its ties with Moldova

Following the victory of Igor Dodon in Moldovan elections, Moscow has a real chance to boost its relations with the former Soviet republic. However this task is not so easy

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09.11.2016

Azerbaijan and Israel: Unlikely partners creating a new template for cooperation

Azerbaijan and Israel: Unlikely partners creating a new template for cooperation

Both Azerbaijan and Israel may be willing to work together in special situations where their geopolitical interests overlap

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29.10.2016

Europe or Russia: Could Moldova's presidential election determine its future?

Europe or Russia: Could Moldova's presidential election determine its future?

Moldova goes to the polls for the first time in 25 years to elect a new president

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27.10.2016

Remembering Nord-Ost, 14 years later

Remembering Nord-Ost, 14 years later

Back in October 2002, a brutal terrorist attack in the center of Moscow reshaped the way Russians viewed the threat posed by radical Islamic terror

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16.10.2016

Following the swing of the Russian-Turkish pendulum

Following the swing of the Russian-Turkish pendulum

The recent warming of relations between Moscow and Ankara does not necessarily mean that the two will work together to form a new alliance. Deep geopolitical differences between the countries still exist

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11.10.2016

The victory of the Georgian Dream is beneficial for Russia and the West

The victory of the Georgian Dream is beneficial for Russia and the West

A constitutional majority in parliament for the Georgian Dream party is in the interests of both Russia and the West. Here’s why

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06.10.2016

Keep an eye on Georgian parliamentary elections

Keep an eye on Georgian parliamentary elections

Upcoming elections in Georgia could have an impact on whether or not this post-Soviet republic continues to normalize its relations with Russia

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02.10.2016

The referendum in Azerbaijan is the victory of stability over democracy

The referendum in Azerbaijan is the victory of stability over democracy

Azerbaijan recently amended its Constitution, further extending the powers of the presidency. Both Russia and the West appear to support these changes, seeing them as a way to guarantee peace and stability in the region

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17.08.2016

What the failed 1991 Soviet coup meant for today's Caucasus

What the failed 1991 Soviet coup meant for today's Caucasus

25 years later, it’s clear that the breakup of the Soviet Union has had far-reaching consequences for Georgia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan and Chechnya

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12.08.2016

Russia searches for pragmatic solutions in the Caucasus

Russia searches for pragmatic solutions in the Caucasus

Russian President Vladimir Putin has put into play a reinvigorated diplomatic approach to resolving the longstanding crises involving the troubled states of the Caucasus

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08.08.2016

The Five-Day War between Russia and Georgia, eight years on

The Five-Day War between Russia and Georgia, eight years on

The events in Georgia in August 2008 challenged the world — by demonstrating that the state boundaries drawn on the borders of the former Soviet Union could not stand and that the process of carving up the Soviet state had not ended

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27.07.2016

The Yerevan unrest: Implications for Russia and the Caucasian region

The Yerevan unrest: Implications for Russia and the Caucasian region

The new public unrest in Yerevan might have serious implications for Moscow. At the very least, it might lead to a re-thinking of the political status quo in the South Caucasian region

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20.07.2016

A new way of thinking about terrorism in the North Caucasus and beyond

A new way of thinking about terrorism in the North Caucasus and beyond

To prevent terrorism, it is necessary to win the hearts and minds of those who are most vulnerable to radical ideology

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12.07.2016

What does Kerry's visit to Georgia mean for Russia, Caucasus security?

What does Kerry's visit to Georgia mean for Russia, Caucasus security?

The U.S. Secretary of State’s visit to Tbilisi was a confirmation of Washington’s commitment to partnering with Georgia and other post-Soviet republics in an attempt to curb any territorial ambitions Russia might have for the region

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07.07.2016

Abkhazia: A complexity of political choices

Abkhazia: A complexity of political choices

As Abkhazia prepares to vote in a new referendum to determine its future political path, it’s clear that this republic still faces uncertainty over its social and economic development

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