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Why Kobani Matters

Very few Americans had heard of Kobani until a couple of days ago. But the sleepy Syrian border town, a few football fields away from Turkey, has become a microcosm of the U.S. challenge in fighting Islamic State—and underscores why Syria is likely to be a far tougher campaign than Iraq.

A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida

N. D. B. Connolly

How Modi’s Evolution From Pariah to Pop Star Could Boost U.S.-India Ties

A few months ago, Narendra Modi was persona non grata in the United States–banned because of allegations that he failed to stop deadly anti-Muslim riots in the Indian state of Gujarat, where he was chief minister, in 2002.

Fast-forward to the past few days. Mr. Modi, now prime minister of India, has regaled large and adoring crowds in New York and hobnobbed with high-level officials, including President Barack Obama, in Washington.

Етнічна і політична ситуація в Україні - Крим у ХХІ столітті

Науковий семінар: «Міжетнічні та політичні стосунки в Україні: Крим ХХІ ст.» був проведений 20 грудня 2004 року Київським проектом Інституту Кеннана разом із Кримським представництвом фонду «Відродження» у Сімферополі. На семінарі, у якому взяли участь провідні науковці, викладачі місцевих вузів та відомі на півострові політичні діячі і журналісти обговорювали питання пов’язані з сучасним та майбутнім цього важливого та складного регіону України.

A Look at the Supreme Court 2014-15 Term

The American Bar Association Division for Public Education in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC, invites you to attend the seventh annual fall “On the Docket” program. The panel discussion will feature prominent Supreme Court practitioners and scholars providing their expert insights on the upcoming term. The 2014-2015 Supreme Court term is shaping up to be another blockbuster, with the Court poised to review key issues of criminal procedure, free-speech, foreign policy, and employment law, to name just a few.

The Role of “Ethnic” Cafes in Migrants’ Integration in Moscow

Interview with Vera Peshkova, Former Galina Starovoitova Research Scholar, and Researcher, Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, on May 30, 2014. Kennan Institute project “The Role of Immigrant Infrastructure in the Migrants' Integration and the City Space Transformation (on the Case of "Ethnic" Cafes in Moscow).” 

"They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else: A History of the Armenian Genocide"

Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent—more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian versions of events.

Whither the Palestinians

Three veteran analysts and practitioners discussed the Palestinians and their politics while sharing their opinions and predictions regarding the future of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.  

Russia in East Asia: History, Migration, and Contemporary Policy

This talk explores Russia’s ties with East Asia through the lens of migration and policy.  Russia spans the Eurasian continent, yet its historic and present connections with East Asia are often forgotten.  At the turn of the 20th century, thousands of Asian migrants arrived in the Russian Far East, spurring fears of a “yellow peril.” A century later, the recent influx of new Asian migrants to Russia has generated similar sentiments.  The talk discusses Asian migration in the context of cross-regional attempts to strengthen trade ties and diplomatic relations in the 21st century.