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Two World-Changing Deals

After endless, and sometimes seemingly hopeless, negotiations, diplomats have produced two new multinational deals that go a long way toward righting what’s been going wrong in the world: one on nuclear development in Iran and the second to keep Greece in the euro.

Greece Defaults: What Happens Next?

Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow and former International Monetary Fund executive, Meg Lundsager, explains Greece’s default  and its implications for Europe.

Finding Its Way to the West? Ukraine and Its Challenges

The Maidan revolution was launched to ensure that Ukraine could make its European choice. Political rhetoric aside, what are Ukraine’s true prospects for success and how much assistance is the West really prepared to offer? In discussing these issues, the panelists offered their impressions from recent visits to Ukraine and on-going discussions with leading European policymakers.

Crisis in the Eurozone

Negotiations between Greece and its European creditors collapsed this week as the country was asked to implement even stricter austerity measures. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras immediately called for a July 5 referendum on the new proposal which led the Eurogroup to withdraw the bailout package. Greek and international financial markets are spiralling.

In this teleconference, three experts on Greek and international economics discuss the potential collapse of the Greek economy and the implications for the European Union and global economy. 

Sarajevo Roses, Tahrir Protests & Djerbahood: Injustice, Youth & Resilience

Within the past quarter century, two tectonic shifts have shaken international affairs: the end of the Cold War in 1991 and the uprisings across the Arab world in 2011. These groundbreaking changes were accompanied by violence and conflict, exemplified by the wars in the former Yugoslavia and state repression across several Arab countries. Dealing with post-conflict and post-authoritarian injustice in these contexts poses a number of challenges.

A Global Problem: the European Parliament’s Effort to Combat Tax Inversion

Legislators on both sides of the Atlantic have expressed growing concern about tax inversion and its impact on both investment and tax revenues. In recent years, the practice has been the subject of heated public debate both in the US and in the European Union.

The War in Ukraine: The Roots of Russian Conduct

A year after the annexation of Crimea and the start of hostilities in Eastern Ukraine, the sequence of events leading up to the crisis are well established. Yet these events find their origins in Russia's recent and distant past, as well as the EU's image of a modern, post-WWII Europe.

 

 

 

European Security Challenges: The Outlook for 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.

Greece and EEC Membership: Was it a Mistake?

The Cold War International History Project invites you to
Greece and EEC Membership: Was it a Mistake?

Tuesday, 3 February, 2015, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th Floor Moynihan Board Room

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