Publications

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 mission in a decidedly post-colonial world.
Photo by James Russell

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 downturn started under the Yeltsin administration.
Photo by Meg Gustafson

Russia: The World's Second-Largest Immigration Haven

“Immigrants aren't rushing to Moscow in search of opportunity”—President Obama recently stated in an interview with The Economist, while making a larger point about Russia’s receding role in the world. While much of his commentary on the overall state of affairs in Russia was accurate, his comments on a lack of immigrants in Moscow revealed a blind spot in his view of global-migration movements—immigrants have been rushing to Moscow for the last twenty years, and not only to Moscow, but to cities all over Russia.

Corporate Raiding in Ukraine: Causes, Methods and Consequences

Corporate raiding in Ukraine is a widely discussed and reported problem that severely damages investment and economic development, prospects for European integration, and the welfare of ordinary people. Yet the phenomenon of raiding itself is only poorly understood, often either dismissed as inseparable from the country's broader problem of endemic corruption, or imputed to powerful and shadowy raiders thought to be immune from defensive measures by private businesses. The author's field research in Ukraine sheds light on the history, causes and methodologies of raiding, as well as on the costs and consequences of raiding for Ukraine's further development.

Meeting Reports

Summaries of those Institute lectures of greatest relevance to the general public and policy-making community.

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.

Eurasian Migration Papers

A series of reports - produced jointly by the Kennan Institute and the Comparative Urban Studies Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center - that examines migrant communities in Eurasian cities.

Kennan Briefs

Short policy-relevant briefs from workshop participants, resident scholars and staff.

Kennan Institute Publications on Migration and Tolerance

A collection of publications that touch upon the Kennan Institute's work on migration and tolerance.

Books

A listing of the latest books from the Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson Center Press. The Woodrow Wilson Center Press publishes books by fellows, other resident scholars, and staff.

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