Russia and Eurasia News

Putin's First 100 Days

Aug 20, 2012
Much like American Presidents, the first 100 days of Vladimir Putin’s third term as President of Russia has revealed many of his policy priorities and set the tone for the remainder of his term. Though Putin used his inaugural address to proclaim a “new” Russian development Will Pomeranz, deputy director of the Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute, argues in a Wilson Center paper that “on closer inspection [it] looks much like the old one, with the Russian state defending its interests above those of its people.”

U.S. Drought, Climate Change Could Lead to More Food Crises

Aug 16, 2012
As the world’s largest exporter of corn, soybeans, and wheat, the United States is vital to the global food market. But this summer has seen the country’s worst drought since 1956, and several other key grain-producing regions have been affected by abnormal weather this year as well.

Discovering Russia: Usolye Released by Tri Kvadrata Publishers

Jun 28, 2012
The Kennan Institute and the Moscow publishing house "Tri Kvadrata" are pleased to announce the appearance of Usolye: Architectural Heritage in Photographs, volume XIII in the "Discovering Russia" series, established by the Kennan Institute in 2005. This book is devoted to the rich architectural heritage of the Usolye region (in Perm Territory) and is published with the support of the Usolye Regional Administration, as well as the "Stroganov Chambers" Museum.

The Return of Vladimir Putin and the Future of Russian Democracy

Jun 06, 2012
Vladimir Putin began his third term as president of Russia amidst protests and questions about his ability to lead the country at this critical juncture in its post-Soviet evolution. We spoke to one of his critics, who happens to be the great-granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

"U.S.-Russian Relations: The Legacy of Jackson-Vanik" Collection Now Available

Jun 05, 2012
A landmark achievement for human rights, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 makes favorable trade status conditional on the freedom of emigration. Almost 40 years later, the amendment is still in effect for certain nations, including Russia, which has complicated the U.S.-Russia trade relationship.

A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950

May 21, 2012
The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest is pleased to announce it has recently published "A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950" edited by Csaba Bekes, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center and visiting professor at Columbia University.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XVI, Soviet Union August 1974–December 1976

May 16, 2012
This volume, the final of five covering relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Nixon-Ford administrations, presents documentation on how matters as diverse as strategic arms limitation, European security, the Middle East, Jewish emigration, and Angola intersected to influence the course of Soviet-American relations during the presidency of Gerald R. Ford.

The Clash of Eurasian Grand Strategies

May 02, 2012
Alexandros Petersen, Advisor to the Wilson Center's European Energy Security Initiative (EESI), and Raffaello Pantucci of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences co-author an article as part of our joint-project on China in Central Asia.

Conference Report: The Cold War: History, Memory, and Representation

Apr 25, 2012
H-Soz-u-Kult has released a report on the CWIHP co-sponsored conference The Cold War: History, Memory, Representation, which was held from 14-16 July 2011 at the European Academy in Berlin.

Political Demography at the Monterey Institute of International Studies

Apr 05, 2012
Jack Goldstone, Richard Cincotta, Jennifer Sciubba, and Geoff Dabelko spoke at the Monterey Institute for International Studies on key developments in political demography.

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