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.
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.
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.
Jun 25, 2014
Some pundits are calling this a “new Cold War,” but neither the Russian nor American public actually wants a sustained conflict, writes Matthew Rojansky and Kenneth Yalowitz.
Jun 20, 2014
The internationally renowned Danyliw Seminar will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this Fall with an ambitious gathering devoted to the extraordinary events that have engulfed Ukraine in the past six months. Entitled “Ukraine 2014: Maidan, Insurrection(s), Geopolitics,” the Seminar will feature more than 30 presentations on topics ranging from Euromaidan, the fall of Yanukovych, political violence, social media, Crimea, Russia, the European Union and more. The Seminar will be held at the University of Ottawa on 23-25 October 2014.
Jun 18, 2014
Some have described Russia’s aggression in Ukraine as a “wake up call” for NATO. In this Context interview, former Prime Minister of Poland and a former Russian Foreign Minister offer their perspectives on the past, present, and future of European security and the NATO alliance.
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.
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.
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.
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.