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The Transatlantic Relationship: Problems and Prospects

In mid-summer 2002, when the East European Studies program at the Wilson Center and the Stanley Foundation's Euro-Atlantic Initiatives program mutually agreed to consider the implications of the impending enlargement of both NATO and the EU, the problems and issues that we felt at that time would form the central aspect of our work, now nearly one year later, appear to be decidedly secondary in nature.

"Minorities and Tolerance in Central and Eastern Europe and Russia"

Given the obvious importance of minority and ethnic issues for the stability of the continent, the continuing threat of further disintegration of the region on the basis of minority conflicts, and the still elusive solution to this contentious issue, the East European Studies program (EES), the Kennan Institute, and the Conflict Prevention Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center cosponsored an all day conference on April 24, 2001, to address "Minorities and Tolerance in Central and Eastern Europe and the NIS." Intended to analyze the role of national and shared minorities and their impact on s

"Ukraine and Its Western Neighbors"

The conference program was designed to encourage discussion about Ukraine and its neighbors outside of the standard categories for considering this important region. First, the presentations framed Ukraine almost exclusively in terms of its neighbors to its west; and second, the speakers explored Ukraine's relations with its neighbors at a number of different levels and not just as a problem of state-to-state relations.

"NATO and Europe in the 21st Century: New Roles for a Changing Partnership"

The Wilson Center's East European Studies and West European Studies programs organized this day-long conference on April 19, 2000.

The Nuclear Challenge: Italian Foreign Policy and Atomic Weapons, 1945-1991

For much of the Cold War, the Italian government viewed the nuclear issue as a way of opening the door into the inner circle of European security decision-makers. Leopoldo Nuti, Director of the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies, explained that Italian prestige, much more than security concerns, drove the government to allow the deployment of NATO nuclear weapons on Italian soil throughout the Cold War.

The Evolution of NATO: the 2010 Strategic Concept and Beyond

Twenty years after the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has grown in size, but in many other ways has not fully adapted to the post-Cold War world.