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Brzezinski, Ischinger, and Pifer Discuss Mutual Security

Jun 30, 2014
The transcript of the Global Europe Program’s June 16, 2014, event “Mutual Security on Hold? Russia, the West, and European Security Architecture,” is now available. The discussion focused on the challenges facing mutual security, particularly the transatlantic relationship, in the wake of the crisis with Ukraine and Russia. This event also marked the 50th anniversary of the Munich Security Conference, which is chaired by Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger.

Russia’s new “Georgievskaya” ideology

Jun 27, 2014
Former History and Public Policy intern Volodymyr Valkov recently co-published an article in Visegrad Insight discussing the foundation and development of Russia’s “new ideology,” tracing its importance in the conflict with Ukraine. Valkov argues that keeping Ukraine divided and unstable comes as part and parcel of Russia’s plan for domination over Europe, and more specifically Eastern Europe.

Distinguished Scholar Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger Interviewed about Ukraine

Jun 26, 2014
Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Wolfgang Ischinger – Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and former German Ambassador to the United States – appeared on the Charlie Rose Show on June 25 to discuss the ongoing tensions in Ukraine.

The Injustice in Egypt’s Courts

Jun 24, 2014
“Showing utter disregard for basic rights is no way for Cairo to prove its claim of transitioning back to democratic rule—or convincing the outside world that Egypt is a safe place to travel or to invest,” writes Robin Wright.

Latin American Program in the News: La reelección de Santos

Jun 18, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson analyzes the reelection of President Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia.

Праворадикальні сили Європи як інструмент реалізації "доктрини Путіна"

Jun 17, 2014
Розвиток подій кількох останніх місяців засвідчує, що путінське керівництво поставило за мету не лише встановлення контролю над частиною території колишнього СРСР, але й поступове руйнування європейського порядку, що склався після завершення холодної війни. У стратегічному плані у Кремлі розглядається можливість збільшення власного впливу на процес прийняття ключових рішень в рамках європейських інститутів, зокрема, на вироблення консолідованої політики країнами Євросоюзу стосовно пострадянського простору.

Radical Right Forces of Europe as an Instrument of “Putin’s Doctrine” Realization

Jun 17, 2014
Developments over the last few months certify that Putin’s leadership aims not only at establishing control over a part of the former USSR territory, but also at destructing European order that shaped after the end of the cold war. Strategically, Kremlin considers possibilities to increase its influence on the process of key decision making within the framework of European institutions, particularly, on the development of consolidated policy of the EU countries concerning the post-soviet space.

Latin American Program in the News: "Police, Protestors Clash Morning of World Cup Opening; Security Remains Major Issue"

Jun 13, 2014
This article about the protests that have accompanied the opening of the 2014 World Cup includes a quote from Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson.

Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Splits Over How to End War"

Jun 13, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian peace process and its effect on the elections this weekend.

Latin American Program in the News: "Colombia Widens Peace Talks Before Vote"

Jun 11, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian government's recent announcement that it is exploring expanding the peace talks to include the ELN.