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Déjà vu: Return of the Cold War?

Jul 02, 2014
Global reaction to Russia's aggressive moves into Ukraine has created a sense of Déjà vu. If you listen to the rhetoric and ignore the calendar, you might think that you've traveled through time to the days of the Cold War. A recent edition of The National Conversation series posed the question, "If it's not a Cold War, what is it?" That's the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Brzezinski, Ischinger, and Pifer Discuss Mutual Security

Jun 30, 2014
The transcript of the Global Europe Program’s June 16, 2014, event “Mutual Security on Hold? Russia, the West, and European Security Architecture,” is now available. The discussion focused on the challenges facing mutual security, particularly the transatlantic relationship, in the wake of the crisis with Ukraine and Russia. This event also marked the 50th anniversary of the Munich Security Conference, which is chaired by Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger.

Call for Papers: Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage - Heritage, Tourism and Traditions

Jun 27, 2014
The Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, University of Birmingham is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Trans-Atlantic Dialogues on Cultural Heritage: Heritage, Tourism and Traditions" to be held 13-16 July 2015, in Liverpool, UK.

Russia’s new “Georgievskaya” ideology

Jun 27, 2014
Former History and Public Policy intern Volodymyr Valkov recently co-published an article in Visegrad Insight discussing the foundation and development of Russia’s “new ideology,” tracing its importance in the conflict with Ukraine. Valkov argues that keeping Ukraine divided and unstable comes as part and parcel of Russia’s plan for domination over Europe, and more specifically Eastern Europe.

Distinguished Scholar Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger Interviewed about Ukraine

Jun 26, 2014
Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Wolfgang Ischinger – Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and former German Ambassador to the United States – appeared on the Charlie Rose Show on June 25 to discuss the ongoing tensions in Ukraine.

NPIHP Hosts Fourth Annual Boot Camp

Jun 18, 2014
Sixteen students from twelve countries converged in Allumiere, Italy for NPIHP's annual 10-day Nuclear History Boot Camp. This year's boot camp faculty featured nineteen leading experts on the nuclear age.

Radical Right Forces of Europe as an Instrument of “Putin’s Doctrine” Realization

Jun 17, 2014
Developments over the last few months certify that Putin’s leadership aims not only at establishing control over a part of the former USSR territory, but also at destructing European order that shaped after the end of the cold war. Strategically, Kremlin considers possibilities to increase its influence on the process of key decision making within the framework of European institutions, particularly, on the development of consolidated policy of the EU countries concerning the post-soviet space.

Праворадикальні сили Європи як інструмент реалізації "доктрини Путіна"

Jun 17, 2014
Розвиток подій кількох останніх місяців засвідчує, що путінське керівництво поставило за мету не лише встановлення контролю над частиною території колишнього СРСР, але й поступове руйнування європейського порядку, що склався після завершення холодної війни. У стратегічному плані у Кремлі розглядається можливість збільшення власного впливу на процес прийняття ключових рішень в рамках європейських інститутів, зокрема, на вироблення консолідованої політики країнами Євросоюзу стосовно пострадянського простору.
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Ukraine: Between East and West

Jun 13, 2014
In recent weeks, Lamberto Zannier has travelled to Kiev on numerous occasions, as well as to Moscow and other European capitals, attempting to defuse the ongoing crisis. During a recent conversation with Wilson Center President Jane Harman, Zannier presented the OSCE’s priorities for restoring stability in Ukraine and discussed the impact of the crisis on European and Euro-Atlantic security. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Europe in a Multipolar World

Jun 12, 2014
Alternatively, if Europe is unable to resolve the Ukraine crisis with diplomacy, its global influence, and that of Russia, will surely fade. Russia has reminded the world that it is possible to bully one’s neighbors and steal their territory using brute force; but, in a globalized, multi-polar system, this alone will not be enough to rally other countries to its cause. And the EU, as a highly sophisticated paper tiger, would be no more attractive.

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