Ukraine: Between East and West

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.

Kennan Institute Marks 40th Anniversary at 2014 Davis Dinner

Jun 13, 2014
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Eugene K. Lawson, Chairman and CEO of Lawson International, Inc., and Paul Rodzianko, Chairman of the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA), were presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award at the Kennan Institute’s Davis Dinner. The event commemorated the Wilson Center’s 40th anniversary.
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Kennan Institute Launches Solzhenitsyn Initiative

Jun 09, 2014
The Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute launched the Solzhenitsyn Initiative to translate major works by Nobel Laureate Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2007) for the first time into English. Titles to be translated include The Little Grain, Solzhenitsyn’s autobiography during his years living in the United States, and The Red Wheel, Solzhenitsyn’s partially-translated history of Russia during World War I and leading into the Bolshevik Revolution.

Ukraine After the Election: Only a First Step

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.

The Blueprint: How Russia and Ukraine Can Move Forward

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.

Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security

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.

Як Росія і Україна можуть рухатись далі?

May 30, 2014
«Українське питання є одним з найбільш небезпечних, з якими нам доведеться стикнутися у майбутньому», писав Олександр Солженіцин, який роками страждав у большевицькому Гулагу поряд з українськими співкамерниками. Він написав ці передбачливі слова у 1981, за десять років до того, як росіяни і українці скинули ярмо радянського тоталітаризму і заснували дві сусідні незалежні держави.

Найкраща роль для українського тимчасового уряду? Піти

May 29, 2014
Про успішні тимчасові уряди швидко забувають. Про неуспішні, як наприклад під час російської революції 1917 року, можуть пам’ятати вічно. З багатьох точок зору, нинішній тимчасовий уряд України вже пересидів свій час. Але якщо президентські вибори 25 травня дадуть певний результат, у нього все ще є шанс тихо піти зі сцени.

Can Petro Poroshenko Save Ukraine?

May 28, 2014
"With most of the ballots counted, it seems that the “chocolate king” Petro Poroshenko has won the election to become Ukraine’s next President. Unfortunately, he now faces the seemingly impossible task of actually governing the country," writes Matthew Rojansky.

5 Steps Ukraine's New Government Should Take

May 27, 2014
Here are five steps that President-elect Petro Poroshenko should take to field an inclusive, capable and transparent government in Ukraine.