Peter Zalmayev

Peter Zalmayev

Peter Zalmayev is director of the Eurasia Democracy Initiative, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of democracy and r... ule of law in post-Communist transitional societies of Eastern and Central Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.


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The Saakashvili saga ex­em­pli­fies how eas­i­ly one can stray from de­mo­c­ra­t­ic promise to semi-au­thor­i­tar­i­an rab­ble rous­ing.

opinion by Peter Zalmayev and Lincoln Mitchell
Published On 20 Feb 2018
Mikheil Saakashvili

Did Boris Nemtsov, the bo­gey­man of Rus­sia’s ris­ing na­tion­al­ism, push his luck by pro­vok­ing Putin re­peat­ed­ly?

opinion by Peter Zalmayev
Published On 1 Mar 2015
People gather at the site where Boris Nemtsov was recently murdered, in central Moscow

Ukraine stands on the precipice of war as pres­sure mounts on Putin, seen as ‘sav­iour’ of the East­ern Slav­ic world.

opinion by Peter Zalmayev
Published On 5 May 2014

By is­su­ing ul­ti­ma­tums and then fail­ing to fol­low up, Kiev has fur­ther em­bold­ened the rab­ble-rousers.

opinion by Peter Zalmayev
Published On 24 Apr 2014

Even with­out an armed con­flict, Rus­sia’s Crimean ad­ven­ture has set it on a course of pro­tract­ed col­li­sion with the West.

opinion by Peter Zalmayev
Published On 20 Mar 2014