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Kennan Cable

A new Kennan Institute publication series featuring research and analysis from Kennan Institute staff, scholars, and alumni, created to present our readers with new ideas and perspectives on the region.

Occasional Papers

Reports on completed research projects or works-in-progress written by resident scholars and visiting speakers. Electronic versions of the most recent Occasional Papers are available for download. For a complete list of the Kennan Institute's Occasional Papers, please see the PDF below.

Engage China & Russia with Issues, Not Scolding

China and Russia demonstrate a growing affinity in their national interests and diplomatic styles. Americans have often dismissed Chinese and Russian international ventures with broad attacks understood by Chinese and Russians as cultural condescension and used by their presidents to consolidate...

Building Trust: Tax Compliance Issues in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine

Interview with Marc Berenson, Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, and Senior Lecturer in the Russia Institute, King’s College London, on August 27, 2014. Kennan Institute Project “Taxes and Trust: Transitioning from Coercion to Compliance in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine.”
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Hitting the Pause Button: The "Frozen Conflict" Dilemma in Ukraine

For some time, Ukraine is likely to host frozen conflicts, in Crimea and the Donbas region. Elections last Sunday in the Russian-armed, rebel-controlled areas of eastern Ukraine reinforced this. Moscow said the vote reflected the "will of the people," but the European Union called the elections "...
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Eastern Europe’s Dependence on Russian Pipelines: Reconciling Energy Needs with Sovereignty

Interview with Lucia Seybert, recent Title VIII-Supported Research Scholar, and Professorial Lecturer, American University
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Putin’s created an economic crisis and left Moscow no easy way out

Western sanctions have left Russia in dire financial circumstances — stuck somewhere between recession and stagnation. Though proven solutions exist for what now ails Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s geo-strategic and political choices have rendered these traditional economic approaches...
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Why Ukraine's future is vital to West

Ukrainians have voted, and they have overwhelmingly chosen to stay the course on European integration. Late last month, pro-European parties won a sweeping victory in parliamentary elections that saw allies of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk come out on...

A century after WWI, Russia again imperial

Vladimir Putin and his re-drawing of the map of Ukraine have once again reminded the world of the instability that accompanies imperial thinking. The age of empire collapsed in the aftermath of World War I, but Putin has used the 100th anniversary of the Great War to assert Russia's imperial...
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Russians Can Only Find Justice in Europe

Former Galina Starovoitova Fellow on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, Anton Burkov, authored this op-ed for the Moscow Times. The clampdown on civil society in Russia is not a recent development, as the prospect for social change and civil society development has been bleak for many years. The...

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