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Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security

In the wake of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the topic of European security and NATO expansion post-Cold War is being discussed with renewed urgency. During a recent special event at the Wilson Center, the issue was explored by an impressive panel that featured keynote remarks from US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
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President Obama’s Asia Trip: Implications for China-U.S. Relations

President Obama capped a four-nation visit to Asia with the announcement of a security agreement with the Philippines. While China was not one of the President’s stops, relations with the People’s Republic loomed large as a back drop for his visits to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines. We spoke with former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy about the significance of the trip.
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Civil War in Syria: How Will It End?

Robert Ford, America’s recently retired ambassador to Syria, shares his thoughts on the use of force, the prospects for a diplomatic solution, and the possibility of collaborating with Iran during a candid discussion of the ongoing violence with Syria.
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Putin and Crimea: A Dangerous Situation

"I tend to think this is an exceptionally dangerous situation for the simple reason that the Russian message 'Take us seriously or else' has never received a satisfactory answer," said Matthew Rojansky on Russia's annexation of Crimea.
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Crimea: What Is Motivating Putin?

Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia’s move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant is the damage done to Russia’s relationships around the world? Kennan Institute’s Matt Rojansky offers insight into the situation during this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

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