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Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

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Commerical Law Reform in Russia and Eurasia

Mar 09, 2005
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Kennan Institute present an International Conference on: "Commercial Law Reform in Russia and Eurasia" Friday-Saturday, 8-9 April 2005

Grigorii Pasko: A Writer's Plight

Mar 08, 2005
Russian military journalist Grigorii Pasko was jailed for exposing an environmental hazard in the media. Now the Kennan Institute's Galina Starovoitova Fellow in Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Pasko tells his story.

Orange Revolution: Ukraine Votes for Change

Mar 08, 2005
When an election scandal rocked Ukraine, thousands of Ukrainians took to the streets of Kyiv in peaceful protest, in what became known as The Orange Revolution. After an election rerun in December, opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko was inaugurated the new president in January, and the country now looks ahead with hope.

Ukraine's Foreign Policy after the Orange Revolution

Mar 05, 2005
Ukraine Scholar Oleksandr Merezhko discusses how the outcome of Ukraine's recent presidential may impact its relations with Russia, the United States, and Europe.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.