January 13, 2014 // 10:00am — 11:00am
What do the upcoming Sochi Games say about Russia’s prospects for stability and growth, or about the broader Caucasus region? Will Russia’s turbulent domestic politics steal center stage or remain a sideshow? Prominent experts on Russia and the region will address these questions in this Ground Truth Briefing.
January 10, 2014 // 3:30pm — 5:00pm
NATO’s Strategic Concept affirms the desire to build a “true strategic partnership” between NATO and Russia. While NATO and Russia have managed to cooperate in a number of practical security areas, significant strains remain in the relationship over the European institutional security configuration, missile defense, regional conflicts, and so on.
January 10, 2014 // 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Since the middle of December the world's newest country, South Sudan, has been gripped by violence. What started as a political dispute has escalated into fighting across significant portions of the country.
January 10, 2014 // 12:00pm — 1:00pm
Middle East Program
Turkey's governing party, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), and its leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan are mired in perhaps the severest crisis of their 11 year rule. Coming after the summer Gezi protests, the recent corruption scandal has shaken the AKP once again to its roots and undermined domestic and international confidence in Turkey's leadership acumen and capabilities. The damage that has been done could not have come at a worse time for AKP both in terms of the election calendar and the international challenges it faces.
January 08, 2014 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
While the United States has benefited tremendously from trade agreements in the past, a number of political and structural challenges raise the question of whether trade will remain a key driving force for growth. Join Wilson Center senior scholar and former assistant U.S. trade representative William Krist as he discusses the TPP and the TTIP.
January 06, 2014 // 12:30pm — 2:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Giuliana Chamedes and Udi Greenberg explore how European agents utilized U.S. institutions and power in order to promote their own political agendas. The panel discussion will shed new light on the ideological and political forces that helped shape U.S. diplomacy in postwar Europe.
December 19, 2013 // 2:30pm — 3:30pm
Western media coverage of the events in Kyiv has, understandably, focused on the protests in Kyiv. But what are the reactions in the rest of Europe’s largest country? Is the country as divided along East-West fault lines as it is frequently portrayed, or is the situation more complicated? Join us for a panel discussion with views from major cities around the country.
December 19, 2013 // 1:00pm — 2:00pm
Middle East Program
With the referendum on the new Constitution set for January 14/15, Egypt is at another critical juncture in its political transition. In this Ground Truth Briefing, experts discuss the new Constitution, political developments on the ground, and the U.S.-Egyptian relationship.
December 19, 2013 // 10:00am — 12:00pm
On December 19th, the Brazil Institute will have the honor to welcome Ambassador Shannon back to the Wilson Center for a conversation on the outlook of the bilateral relations and issues related to his new role at the State Department.
December 17, 2013 // 3:00pm — 5:00pm
On Tuesday, December 17th, the last Managing Our Planet for the year will focus on the IPCC report on climate change.