Blog Posts

"Putin Wins! Engineering an Election without Surprises," March 21, 2018

“A Double Transition in Kyrgyzstan: Administration and Model of Government,” January 17, 2018

“A Setback for Democracy in Kyrgyzstan: The 2017 Presidential Election,” October 17, 2017

“The Anti-Tweeter: President Vladimir Putin and the Art of the Interview,” June 28, 2017

"Kyrgyzstan's One-Term President Positions Himself for the Transfer of Power," March 28, 2017

"Plebiscitarianism and Constitution-Making: The December 11, 2016 Referendum in Kyrgyzstan," December 15, 2016

"Did Putin Lose by Winning? The September 18 Duma Election," September 22, 2016

"Primaries Russian-Style: Selecting Parliamentary Candidates for the Pro-Presidential Party, United Russia," June 23, 2016

"President Atambaev Seeks to 'Idiot-Proof' the Constitution by Reducing the Power of the Presidency," January 21, 2016

"Vladimir Putin: President of his Country, and its Diaspora," November 24, 2015

"Central Asia's Lone Democracy Elects a New Parliament," October 8, 2015

"Inviting Voice without Accepting Accountability--Putin's Search for Alternative Means of Legitimation," September 23, 2015

"From Public Politics to Public Management: Mayors and the Completion of Putin's Power Vertical," June 25, 2015

"Another Year, Another Prime Minister in Kyrgyzstan," May 18, 2015