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      The Year Putin Won
      Dec20

      The Year Putin Won

      To receive an email when a new post becomes available, subscribe here. The year 2016 felt like the third year since 2014 rather than, say, the 25th since the collapse of the Soviet Union. When peering into Russia’s future from a Russian vantage point, one has to mark the year 2014 as a major threshold. It changed international politics and...

      Preserving the Memory of Stalin’s Repressions, One Person at a Time
      Dec05

      Preserving the Memory of Stalin’s Repressions, One Person at a Time

      To receive an email when a new post becomes available, subscribe here. In Russia, as in much of the post-Soviet space, the past is the present. From Ukraine, to Belarus, to Poland and Lithuania, historical narratives of communism, World War II, the Holocaust, and the Holodomor—Ukraine’s Terror-Famine—are being reviewed, revised, and in many...

      25 Years of Independence: The Ukrainian Referendum
      Nov22

      25 Years of Independence: The Ukrainian Referendum

      On December 1, 1991, more than 92 percent of voters in Ukraine approved the Verkhovna Rada’s August Declaration of Independence. Mere days later, the Soviet Union dissolved and an independent Ukraine was born. The aftershocks of these events are still felt 25 years later, as questions of territory, sovereignty, and national identity remain...

      Kennan Cable No.19: One Bed, Different Dreams
      Nov11

      Kennan Cable No.19: One Bed, Different Dreams

      As China and Russia have grown closer in recent years, many describe their relationship as a marriage of convenience. Both nations have agreed to strengthen bilateral coordination on foreign policy. Chinese and Russian foreign ministers have recently reaffirmed their common positions on Syria, North Korea, Afghanistan, and the 5+1 agreement on...

      Ukrainian Literature Series: “Decomposition” with Ukrainian Poet Lyuba Yakimchuk
      Oct20

      Ukrainian Literature Series: “Decomposition” with Ukrainian Poet Lyuba Yakimchuk

      Cosponsored by the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University Directions: Directions to the Wilson Center …read more Source: Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

      America’s Russia Policy Has Failed
      Oct19

      America’s Russia Policy Has Failed

      By any number of measures, Washington’s Russia policy has failed. While ostensibly suffering from diplomatic and economic isolation under a U.S.-led international sanctions regime, Moscow has succeeded in challenging a wide range of American interests, most notably in Ukraine, Syria, and cyberspace. Coming up with a new approach on Russia...

      The New Internal Forces Driving Reforms in Ukraine
      Oct01

      The New Internal Forces Driving Reforms in Ukraine

      Ukrainian Minister of Finance Oleksandr Danyliuk will discuss how recent reform initiatives in Ukraine look from the inside and the role international partners play in pushing reforms forward. Mr. Danyliuk will outline what to expect in the coming months as well as the longer-term Ukrainian strategic agenda, highlighting how budget reform could...

      Babi Yar at 75: Filling in the Blanks in Ukrainian History
      Sep27

      Babi Yar at 75: Filling in the Blanks in Ukrainian History

      Long before Auschwitz, long before Treblinka and Sobibor, there was Babi Yar—the sprawling ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv where the Nazis, with support from the locals, murdered 33,771 Jews in a two-day killing spree on September 29 and 30, 1941. The Holocaust as the “final solution” began here, in Ukraine and other Soviet territories....

      Babi Yar at 75:  Filling in the Blanks
      Sep27

      Babi Yar at 75: Filling in the Blanks

      Long before Auschwitz, long before Treblinka and Sobibor, there was Babi Yar—the sprawling ravine on the outskirts of Kyiv where the Nazis, with support from the locals, murdered 33,771 Jews in a two-day killing spree on September 29 and 30, 1941. The Holocaust as the “final solution” began here, in Ukraine and other Soviet territories....

      The Geo-economic Challenges of the Eurasian Space
      Sep20

      The Geo-economic Challenges of the Eurasian Space

      The crisis in Ukraine has focused attention on military power as the main driver of events in the region. Yet, a number of geo-economic projects—proposed new pipelines and transport corridors—have the potential to dramatically reshape the politics and balances of the Eurasian space. What opportunities do they present, and how do the current...

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