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Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan: Threats and Opportunities

February 12, 2015 // 1:00pm5:00pm
The Global Europe Program is pleased to host the 10th Annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Award Workshop on Ukrainian Democracy After the Maidan featuring keynote remarks the 2014 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, Mustafa Nayyem, a journalist, democracy activist and Parliamentarian in Ukraine. Opening remarks will be provided by Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Victoria Nuland.

Property Rights and Wrongs In Russia Today

February 11, 2015 // 3:30pm5:00pm
The protection of property rights remains one of the most contentious issues in present-day Russia. From historically weak ownership rights to unclear laws to the reliance on offshore accounts, Russian property rights consistently seem to be under threat. This panel discussed historical, legal, and political attempts to enforce property rights and why this issue continues to be so controversial today.

Russia's New Military Doctrine

February 06, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
One of the most anticipated documents of 2014, Russia’s new military doctrine, was signed into law on December 26th. Will it serve as the framework for Russia's adversarial relationship with the West, or a carefully crafted revision that offers opportunities for rapprochement? The participants examined changes in the doctrine, reviewed Russia's military actions in 2014, and provided perspectives on the evolving capabilities of Russia's armed forces.

U.S. Arms to Ukraine: Tilting the Balance?

February 05, 2015 // 2:00pm3:00pm
What would be the outcome of changing policy and sending military assistance to Ukraine? Would such a step help Ukraine resist the aggression or further escalate the war? How would it change America’s role in the conflict?
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Falling Oil Prices: Changing Implications for Global Producers

February 04, 2015 // 1:30pm4:15pm
As the price of oil continues to fall, the Wilson Center convened an expert global panel, assembled from Russia, Colombia, Canada, Iran, and Nigeria, to discuss the economic and political repercussions of depressed energy prices, as well as the effects of the lower prices on competitiveness and investment.

Film Screening: “Brothers in Arms: Stories from the Frontlines of the Russian-Ukrainian War”

February 02, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The presentation featured episodes from their film and provided the opportunity to interact with the filmmakers, who shared their personal experiences and observations from the war zone.

Book Talk: "US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy: Evolution of an Incidental Superpower"

January 30, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
Does the United States have a plan for how it hopes to achieve its objectives on the global stage? Or is its position in the world an accident of history? Perhaps it is better to understand the United States as an incidental superpower—responding and adjusting to changes in the international system. If that is the case, given the instability and flux of current events, what might the future pattern of U.S. foreign and defense policy look like?

Security and Energy Implications for the South Caucasus after Ukraine

January 28, 2015 // 9:00am2:30pm
As the Ukrainian crisis, and the associated political conflict between Russia and the West, continues, there is elevated risk of unanticipated spillover effects in neighboring regions. The focus of this conference, the South Caucasus, is particularly sensitive to the continuing conflict to the north, including the competition for political and economic influence in the region.
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The New Silk Road Initiative Post-2014: Challenges and Opportunities

January 22, 2015 // 3:00pm4:30pm
The New Silk Road Initiative, originally envisioned in 2011, seeks to promote greater regional connectivity through improved trade and transit, the development of regional energy markets, strengthened customs and border operations, and deeper people-to-people and business relationships. What is the potential for this initiative, and what concrete steps have been taken? What are the challenges and opportunities, particularly against the backdrop of the recent foreign troop withdrawal from Afghanistan? And how can the New Silk Road Initiative help benefit an Afghanistan that faces major economic challenges?

ISAB Report on U.S.-Russia Relations

January 14, 2015 // 9:00am10:30am
The International Security Advisory Board has released its 2014 report on the state of U.S.-Russia relations. The report offers a number of recommendations, both explicit and implied, which respond to current Russian actions, identify long-term implications for strategic stability, and address resuming and expanding engagement with the Russian Federation when it becomes appropriate to do so.

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