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The Psychological Contradictions in the Modern Russian-Ukrainian Conflict: How Can Contemporary Psychology Help?

May 21, 2014
There is a special role of psychological knowledge and practice in dealing with modern Russian-Ukrainian relations and conflicts. Understanding such conflicts requires that psychologists find their own perspective in addition to contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions in related fields such as sociology, linguistics etc. What is the specific position of the professional psychologist in the study of these questions?

“Putin’s Doctrine” as a Threat to the International System

May 20, 2014
Putin’s new doctrine is so far just a sketch rather than a finished product ready for immediate implementation. At a certain stage, it may be quietly disavowed; however, a return to a relatively calm period of post-bipolar international relations is unlikely to happen. The world should prepare to live under stricter rules that have yet to make themselves known.

The Foreign Policy Essay: Could Energy Sanctions on Russia Work?

May 05, 2014
Former Fellow Jeff Colgan who has written extensively on energy issues, offers his thoughts on why sanctions on Russia are not likely to work in checking Russian intervention.

"Доктрина Путіна" як загроза міжнародній системі

Apr 29, 2014
Два останні десятиліття система міжнародних відносин намагалася відшукати модель, яка б найбільш ефективно підтримувала стабільність і глобальну безпеку, при цьому стримуючи і контролюючи регіональні конфлікти. Будівництво такої моделі полягало у спробах наповнення новим змістом вже існуючих інститутів та меншою мірою створення нових, які б відображали зрушення у співвідношенні між центрами сили.

Dialogue of Ukrainian and Russian Intellectuals and Artists in Political Scientist’s Eyes

Apr 29, 2014
The Congress of Ukrainian and Russian intelligentsia “Ukraine – Russia: the Dialogue” took place in Kyiv on April 24-25, 2014. The meeting was co-sponsored by Mikhail Khodorkovskiy’s “Open Russia”, Russian PEN Center (chaired by Liudmila Ulitskaya) and “The Third Republic” movement (Yuriy Lutsenko).

Діалог українських та російських інтелектуалів і митців очима політолога

Apr 29, 2014
24 – 25 квітня 2014 року в Києві відбувся конгрес української та російської інтелігенції "Україна – Росія: діалог", організаторами і спонсорами якого були: "Відкрита Росія" Михаїла Ходорковського, Російський ПЕН-центр (керівник Людмила Улицька) і рух "Третя республіка" (Юрій Луценко). З російського та українського боку було запрошено по 150 учасників.

"Putin’s Doctrine" as a Threat to International System

Apr 29, 2014
Over the last two decades, the system of international relations was aimed at finding a model to effectively support stability and global security, herewith containing and controlling regional conflicts. Such model was being built by means of filling the existing institutions with new content and, to a lesser degree, creating new institutions to reflect the shifts in correlation of powers.
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Putin and Crimea: A Dangerous Situation

Apr 17, 2014
"I tend to think this is an exceptionally dangerous situation for the simple reason that the Russian message 'Take us seriously or else' has never received a satisfactory answer," said Matthew Rojansky on Russia's annexation of Crimea.
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Crimea: What Is Motivating Putin?

Apr 14, 2014
Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia’s move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant is the damage done to Russia’s relationships around the world? Kennan Institute’s Matt Rojansky offers insight into the situation during this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

Cold War Lessons for Dealing with Russia

Mar 26, 2014
CWIHP Public Policy Scholar Sergey Radchenko writes in the National Interest on the situation in Crimea and parallels between the current crisis and the Cold War.

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