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Section: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (USA)

      Russian Society and Foreign Policy: Mass and Elite Orientations after Crimea
      Nov06

      Russian Society and Foreign Policy: Mass and Elite Orientations after Crimea

      Most Russians agree with the official narrative that Russia has re-emerged as a great power under Vladimir Putin, particularly with the annexation of Crimea. However, many Russians are unwilling to bear the economic burden of escalating tensions with the West, evidenced by the declining “Crimea bump” in Putin’s popularity and growing...

      Six Months in Power: Zelenskyy’s Achievements So Far
      Nov05

      Six Months in Power: Zelenskyy’s Achievements So Far

      Approximately half a year ago, Volodymyr Zelenskyy was elected based on his campaign promises of peace, a responsive government, anti-corruption reforms, and increasing the average household income. How has the new president and his team met these expectations? Do Ukrainians still trust their new government? Kennan Institute Senior Advisor on...

      The 1919 Pogroms in Ukraine and Poland: One Hundred Years Later
      Oct23

      The 1919 Pogroms in Ukraine and Poland: One Hundred Years Later

      In 1919, nearly one hundred thousand Jews were murdered in Ukraine and Poland in pogroms. These ethnic riots dominated headlines and international affairs of their time as aid workers warned that six million Jews were in danger of complete extermination. Twenty years later, these dire predictions came true. This talk will examine how the...

      75th Anniversary of the Deportation of Crimean Tatars
      Oct11

      75th Anniversary of the Deportation of Crimean Tatars

      This year marks the 75th anniversary of the forcible deportation of Crimean Tatars from their homes in Crimea by Joseph Stalin in 1944. Crimean Tatars were not allowed to return to Crimea until the late 1980s. The annexation of Crimea by Russia in 2014 presented the community with new challenges. This panel will address the history of the...

      Book Launch: The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy
      Oct03

      Book Launch: The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy

      In 1991, as tanks moved through Moscow to seize the Russian White House, Russia’s first Foreign Minister Andrei Kozyrev stood with President Boris Yeltsin and his team. Kozyrev later participated in negotiations among leaders of Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus to formally end the Soviet Union and create the newly independent Russian...

      Kennan Cable No. 44: Ukrainian Local Governance Prior to Euromaidan: The Pre-History of Ukraine’s Decentralization Reform
      Oct01

      Kennan Cable No. 44: Ukrainian Local Governance Prior to Euromaidan: The Pre-History of Ukraine’s Decentralization Reform

      Introduction Democratic states often decentralize power because the dispersion of prerogatives and responsibilities improves the involvement of ordinary people in government. Political elites in semi- or non-democratic states, in contrast, tend to prefer power concentration, as they benefit from centralized decision-making and implementation;...

      A Conversation with Former Ukrainian Minister of Health Ulana Suprun
      Sep23

      A Conversation with Former Ukrainian Minister of Health Ulana Suprun

      The Ukrainian healthcare system has undergone major transformation over the past three years as it has transitioned from a Soviet healthcare system to a modern one based on international best practices. The Zelenskyy Administration has promised additional reforms to the healthcare system. Dr. Ulana Suprun, former Ukrainian Minister of Health,...

      The Ukrainian Presidential Election: Outcomes and Expectations
      Apr16

      The Ukrainian Presidential Election: Outcomes and Expectations

      In March 2019, Ukraine began a super-election period, which will include presidential, parliamentary, and local elections between now and 2020. Three days after Ukraine’s presidential election, a panel of leading Ukrainian and international political analysts will discuss the electoral process, the outcome of the vote, and its impact for...

      Kennan Cable No. 41: A Cyber Treaty With Russia
      Mar29

      Kennan Cable No. 41: A Cyber Treaty With Russia

      Prospects for meaningful cyber negotiations with the Russian Federation, let alone a bilateral agreement or cyber treaty, seem almost impossible to imagine today. Our anguish over Russia’s meddling in American elections, preoccupation with alleged ties between the Trump administration and the Russian government during the recently concluded...

      Ground Truth Briefing | Ukraine: Presidential Election Update
      Mar29

      Ground Truth Briefing | Ukraine: Presidential Election Update

      Please note: Ground Truth Briefings are conducted exclusively by phone. There will be no physical meeting at the Wilson Center. On March 31, Ukraine will hold its presidential election. Three candidates currently lead in the polls: the incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, and comedian and actor Volodymyr...

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