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Georgia’s Foreign Policy Priorities

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December 19, 2014 // 9:00am10:00am
The Caucasus has experienced its own aftershocks from the Ukrainian crisis, especially in Georgia, which recently witnessed major turnover in the key foreign policy positions. The Georgian government appears increasingly divided as the Georgian Dream coalition faces several major domestic and international challenges. Mr. Zviad Dzidziguri, Deputy Chairman of the Parliament of Georgia, will address the country’s foreign policy priorities in the region, with NATO, and with the European Union. more

"Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict"

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December 17, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm
In her new book, Karina V. Korostelina offers a novel framework for analyzing the ways in which seemingly minor insults between ethnic groups, nations, and other types of groups escalate to disproportionately violent behavior and political conflict. The book shows that insult can take many forms and has the power to destablize and redefine social and power hierarchies. Korostelina uses her model to explore recent conflicts in Russia, Ukraine, and elsewhere, and to explain the complicated dynamics associated with them. more

After Crimea - A Brave New World

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December 12, 2014 // 10:00am11:00am
Dr. Leonid Gozman, long-time democratic activist and president of the Union of Right Forces, analyzed the current Russian crisis. He explained its consequences for domestic and international affairs as well as windows of opportunity that now exist for the Russian opposition, intelligentsia, and the West. more

Next: Russia Unplugged

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Dec 11, 2014
To stay in power, "Putin and his minions feel they must corral and tame the Internet," warns Fellow Maxim Trudolyubov. more

Kennan Cable No.3: Dancing towards Revolution in Kyiv

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Dec 10, 2014
Blair A. Ruble, Vice President for Programs at the Wilson Center, examines the link between ballet and social, political change in Ukraine. more

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"Political Insults: How Offenses Escalate Conflict"

December 17, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm

Georgia’s Foreign Policy Priorities

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