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Dumping Oils: Soviet Art Sales and the Soviet-American Relations, 1928-1933 (1977)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #30, 1977. PDF 47 pages.

A Muslim Tale of Two Cities: ‘We Met the Trains’

The forced migration of Muslims from the Balkans to Turkey is one of the least known movements of people in modern times. In A Muslim Tale of Two Cities: ‘We Met the Trains’  Frances Trix focuses on urban Muslims from the central Balkans and the hometown associations they founded in Turkish cities. The oldest of these, one from Skopje, is now second only to the Red Crescent in urban outreach in Istanbul. Trix describes the background of this group and their city—its Ottoman heritage, their becoming a minority, and why they had to leave their homes.

The Future of Investigative Journalism in Russia

Russian journalism faces many challenges in the current political environment in Russia.  The central government controls all of the major television stations, while censorship over other media has expanded in the aftermath of the 2012 elections in Russia. Despite these trends, independent journalism is still alive in Russia, particularly in a handful of newspapers and some radio stations of limited reach. Five ground-breaking Russian journalists discussed their experiences as well as the future of investigative journalism in Russia. 

East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of this year's JSTS applications and supporting materials is April 30, 2013. Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks later.

The Sandzak Divided: Language and Identity Politics on Either Side of the New Serbian/Montenegrin Border

In his presentation, Robert Greenberg will focus on the sociolinguistic status of the Bosniaks in the Sandžak areas of Serbia and Montenegro. Like Kosovo to its South, the Sandžak is characterized by a significant Muslim community that in some municipalities constitutes a majority of the inhabitants.

The Lessons of Lincoln via Hollywood

This week on Dialogue at the Wilson Center, former Congressman Dan Glickman joins us to discuss President Obama’s second term through the lenses of history and Hollywood. Glickman is a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Institute and former chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America.

Culture Shutdown? A Plea for Museums, Galleries, and Libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Susan C. Pearce, assistant professor at East Carolina University and former Title VIII-supported research scholar, writes on "Culture Shutdown?" discussing the challenges that historical preservation institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina face today. To access the full text of the article, please click here.