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From Free Europe to Free Poland: Free Europe Committee in the Cold War

May 14, 2015
This report summarizes five panel discussions and the workshop of a symposium “From Free Europe to Free Poland: Free Europe Committee during the Cold War,” held at Gdańsk University on September 5-6, 2014. The conference was sponsored by the University of Gdańsk, the European Solidarity Center, and the Institute of National Remembrance, with assistance from the Wilson Center, Leiden University, Helena History Press, Hoover Institution Archives, Open Society Archives, and Polish Radio.

The Estonia Model: A Conversation With President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on a Free and Secure Internet

May 04, 2015
On this edition of REWIND Estonia's President, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, joins us for a discussion on the state of Estonia’s cybersecurity, privacy, and the digital economy.

The EU May Soon have Gazprom and Vladimir Putin Running on Fumes

May 01, 2015
"For all of President Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric about Russian nationalism and economic self-reliance, he finds himself surprisingly constrained in his ability to respond to the European Commission’s action against Gazprom. Yet Putin will have to respond at a time when the country’s energy and economic options are limited. He also has to swallow the European Union’s reminder that even after Ukraine, Russia is not an international rule maker," writes William E. Pomeranz.

New Wilson Center-Gramsci Institute Project on the Italian Communist Party and China

Apr 15, 2015
The Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program and the Fondazione Istituto Gramsci (Rome) are excited to announce a joint project aimed at describing, digitizing, translating, and disseminating the records of the Italian Communist Party (PCI) related to China from 1969 through 1989.

China's Financial Footprint in Europe

Apr 09, 2015
In his piece “China’s Financial Footprint in Europe,” Global Europe Global Fellow Nicola Casarini explores the economic and political implications of China’s financial involvement in Europe.

European Security Challenges: The Outlook for 2015

Mar 13, 2015
The Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program recently launched its new Swiss Fellowship Program in partnership with the Europa Institute at the University of Zurich. To commemorate the occasion, an expert panel convened to discuss European security challenges and the priorities of the Swiss Chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Don't Doubt the Ceasefire

Feb 22, 2015
"Even if the second Minsk agreement falls through­—and it likely will sometime this year—it stands a good chance of ending the fighting in Ukraine. Those who doubt that, because of how abruptly the first one collapsed, misinterpret the contexts in which the two agreements were made," writes Michael Kofman.

2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research

Feb 18, 2015
The Wilson Center and the George Washington University seek applications from Ph.D. students from the US and abroad working on international relations and modern history for the 2015 Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR)

The Next European Flashpoints

Feb 15, 2015
"The crisis in Ukraine is now the crucible. How it turns out may influence Russia’s future stance toward its neighbors, and the extent to which the West will support them against any future Russian coercion," writes Ian Bond, Denis Dorboy, William Courtney, and Kenneth Yalowitz.

Call for Papers - Helsinki 40 Years After: International Reordering and Societal Change, 1975-1990

Feb 13, 2015
Papers are sought for an upcoming international conference "Helsinki 40 Years After: International Reordering and Societal Change, 1975-1990" taking place at Université Sorbonne Paris Cité December 10-12, 2015.