Jun 25, 2014
Some pundits are calling this a “new Cold War,” but neither the Russian nor American public actually wants a sustained conflict, writes Matthew Rojansky and Kenneth Yalowitz.
Jun 20, 2014
The internationally renowned Danyliw Seminar will be celebrating its 10th Anniversary this Fall with an ambitious gathering devoted to the extraordinary events that have engulfed Ukraine in the past six months. Entitled “Ukraine 2014: Maidan, Insurrection(s), Geopolitics,” the Seminar will feature more than 30 presentations on topics ranging from Euromaidan, the fall of Yanukovych, political violence, social media, Crimea, Russia, the European Union and more. The Seminar will be held at the University of Ottawa on 23-25 October 2014.
Jun 18, 2014
In this Context interview, Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz, former Prime Minister of Poland, and Andrey Kozyrev, former Russian Foreign Minister, offered their perspectives on the past, present, and future of European security and the NATO alliance.
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.
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.
Jun 13, 2014
In recent weeks, Lamberto Zannier has travelled to Kiev on numerous occasions, as well as to Moscow and other European capitals, attempting to defuse the ongoing crisis. During a recent conversation with Wilson Center President Jane Harman, Zannier presented the OSCE’s priorities for restoring stability in Ukraine and discussed the impact of the crisis on European and Euro-Atlantic security. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.
Jun 12, 2014
Alternatively, if Europe is unable to resolve the Ukraine crisis with diplomacy, its global influence, and that of Russia, will surely fade. Russia has reminded the world that it is possible to bully one’s neighbors and steal their territory using brute force; but, in a globalized, multi-polar system, this alone will not be enough to rally other countries to its cause. And the EU, as a highly sophisticated paper tiger, would be no more attractive.
May 30, 2014
For Ukraine, May 25th was an important milestone, with elections as free and fair as one could have possibly hoped for under extremely challenging circumstances. But the long path to stabilize and reform Ukraine is just beginning, right now, after the election, writes Wolfgang Ischinger.
May 30, 2014
Fortunately, even in the midst of continuing high tensions, there are some signs of an emerging modus vivendi that could restore a semblance of normalcy to relations between Kyiv and Moscow—and as importantly, between Ukrainian and Russian societies at large, writes Matthew Rojansky.
May 30, 2014
In the wake of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the topic of European security and NATO expansion post-Cold War is being discussed with renewed urgency. During a recent special event at the Wilson Center, the issue was explored by an impressive panel that featured keynote remarks from US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.