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Section: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (USA)

      Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine
      Nov12

      Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine

      Roots of Russia’s War in Ukraine presents four perspectives on the origins of the ongoing war in Ukraine that began in February 2014, concentrating on Russian motivations and intentions. What propelled Russia to send troops into Crimea and then declare that Crimea had formally chosen to “join” Russia? Why did the conflict spread to eastern...

      Anti-Corruption Policies in Ukraine: Successes and Setbacks
      Nov04

      Anti-Corruption Policies in Ukraine: Successes and Setbacks

      Photo by Torange.us Endemic corruption in Ukraine was one of the triggers of the Euromaidan protests and promises to combat it propelled a new generation of political activists into the government. Ukraine recently passed a series of anti-corruption laws and established new agencies to combat corruption. Will these steps lead to appreciable...

      Turning the Page: De-Sovietization and Cultural Reforms in Ukraine
      Nov02

      Turning the Page: De-Sovietization and Cultural Reforms in Ukraine

      In the aftermath of the Euromaidan, Ukrainian leaders have addressed the remnants of the country’s totalitarian past by pursuing de-sovietization and cultural diplomacy projects. The speakers will address the effectiveness of these cultural reforms and the extent to which they align with the country’s political and economic goals....

      Kateryna Smagliy, Director of the Kennan Institute Kyiv Office, “George Kennan’s Diplomatic and Intellectual Legacy”
      Oct01
      Russia’s War against Terror: the North Caucasus and Beyond
      Sep23

      Russia’s War against Terror: the North Caucasus and Beyond

      While the West is anxiously following Russia’s moves in Syria, the Russian government has once again declared its readiness to support the global struggle against terrorists. Dr. Elena Pokalova will address Russia’s experience combatting terrorism in the North Caucasus, as well as the Kremlin’s participation in the global war on...

      The Legacy of Political Violence Across Generations: Crimean Tatars in Contemporary Russia
      Sep23

      The Legacy of Political Violence Across Generations: Crimean Tatars in Contemporary Russia

      How does a family’s past experience of political violence shape the attitudes and behavior of younger generations? Leonid Peisakhin will address this question by examining the findings of a 2014 multigenerational survey of Crimean Tatars, considered in the context of the deportation of Crimean Tatars to Central Asia in 1944. Directions:...

      Is Time Working for or Against Putin?
      Sep15

      Is Time Working for or Against Putin?

      The renewed clashes in eastern Ukraine in mid-August confirm once again that the Russia-Ukraine crisis is anything but frozen. Indeed, while the level of violence stabilized in the aftermath of the February 2015 Minsk II agreement, the shooting and dying on all sides never stopped. …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

      From Chechnya to Ukraine: Biopolitical Patriotism in Times of War
      Sep10

      From Chechnya to Ukraine: Biopolitical Patriotism in Times of War

      The events of 2014-2015 in eastern Ukraine have seen numerous Russian volunteers fighting “at their own discretion and risk” on behalf of Russia. The fact that those who lose their lives are neither properly named nor buried requires an explanation beyond the traditional categories described by political science. The type of...

      Kennan Cable No.11: Conflict in Eastern Europe: From War to Stable Peace
      Sep02

      Kennan Cable No.11: Conflict in Eastern Europe: From War to Stable Peace

      The political and economic crisis in Ukraine, the annexation of Crimea, the war in Donbas, and U.S./EU-Russia tensions are often discussed under the rubric of the ‘Ukrainian Crisis.’ The phrase is a misnomer because both the causes and the effects of these momentous events are not confined to Ukrainian borders. …read more Source:...

      Ukraine and Soviet Nuclear History
      Aug13

      Ukraine and Soviet Nuclear History

      Introduction …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

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