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The Kennan Diaries

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October 03, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm
The Kennan Diaries reveals the personal life and the political, philosophical, and spiritual concerns of America’s most noted diplomat and foreign policy strategist, George F. Kennan. Edited by historian Frank Costigliola, The Kennan Diaries is a landmark work of profound intellectual and emotional power. more

"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"

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October 03, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am
Serhii Plokhii will present his latest book, "The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union." Using recently declassified documents and original interviews, Plokhii examines the events leading up to the collapse of the Soviet Union. He reveals that it was largely inter-republic disunity and not American influence that led to the surprising dissolution of one of the world's two superpowers. Plokhii provides new insight into the events leading up to 1991, which continue to reverberate to the present day. more

"Putin's Kleptocracy - Who Owns Russia?"

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October 01, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
Former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, Karen Dawisha, will present her new book "Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?" with Elizabeth A. Wood joining her as a discussant. The book traces Putin's sudden rise to power and examines the network of individuals who rose to power and riches along with him. Dawisha’s provocative new study further addresses the nature of Putin’s power vertical and the endemic corruption that accompanies his system. more

Is There a New Crack in the West’s Sanctions Regime Against Russia?

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Sep 29, 2014
"Obama needs to lay out in precise terms the conditions that could lead Washington to consider a change in its Russian sanctions policy. Otherwise, the EU may use Obama’s U.N. speech as an opportunity to reconsider its current sanctions — to the clear detriment of U.S. business and national security interests," writes Will Pomeranz. more

Russia and US : is a real partnership still possible?

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October 06, 2014 // 1:30am3:00pm
Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov will speak about the current state of U.S.-Russia relations during one of the tensest times since the end of the Cold War. Joining him to discuss current events affecting this important relationship is former CNN foreign correspondent Jill Dougherty. more

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October 01, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm

"The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union"

October 03, 2014 // 10:00am11:30am

The Kennan Diaries

October 03, 2014 // 3:00pm5:00pm

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