The Role of Ultra-Nationalism in Conflict and Crisis: Russia, Ukraine and the EU | Wilson Center
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The Role of Ultra-Nationalism in Conflict and Crisis: Russia, Ukraine and the EU

This event highlighted the growing and complicated role of radical nationalist groups in European politics. It focused on the positions of Russian neo-fascist, fundamentalist, and ethnocentrist groups towards the Kremlin's recent foreign and domestic policies, as well as the complications resulting from Ukrainian nationalism in Kyiv's confrontation with Russia.The panel also addressed how Central and Western European populist and far right parties regard the events in Ukraine.

Speakers

  • Marlène Laruelle

    Fellow
    Associate Director and Research Professor, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), Elliott School of International Affairs; Director, Central Asia Program, The George Washington University; Co-Director of PONARS (Program on New Approaches to Research and Security in Eurasia)
  • Andreas Umland

    Former Short-Term Grant
    Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv