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Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy

Andrei Kozyrev was foreign minister of Russia under President Boris Yeltsin from August 1991 to January 1996. During the August 1991 coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev, he was present when tanks moved in to seize the Russian White House, where Boris Yeltsin famously stood on a tank to address the crowd assembled. He then departed to Paris to muster international support and, if needed, to form a Russian government-in-exile.

Russian Emulation of Western Militaries: A Conversation with George F. Kennan Scholar Emmanuel Dreyfus

We spoke with George F. Kennan Fellow Emmanuel Dreyfus, who analyzes the framework of military change to examine the 2008 Russian military reform, about his research at the Wilson Center. His responses are below.

Q: Describe your background and what brought you to the Wilson Center.

Anatoly Dobrynin and His Legacy: Reflections on His Centenary

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The Kennan Institute, History and Public Policy Program, and the National History Center will host a panel session marking the centenary of one of the 20th century’s most important diplomats, Anatoly Dobrynin.

Russia and China, Sitting in a Tree?

China and Russia. So many differences, but yet so much in common. Need to Know host Aaron Jones talks with Stacy Closson to sort through the venn diagram of issues that are in the China/Russia relationship. And what that means for the U.S.

A Kennan For Our Times: Revisiting America's Greatest 20th Century Diplomat in the 21st Century

George F. Kennan was the leading voice in shaping the U.S. foreign policy toward Russia for the majority of the 20th century. A Kennan for Our Times: Revisiting America's Greatest 20th Century Diplomat in the 21st Century, edited by Kennan Institute Director Matthew Rojansky and Catholic University Professor Michael Kimmage, highlights his enduring legacy. It is a collection of scholarly and personal essays as well as interviews with four previous directors of the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, which George F. Kennan established.

Book Launch: A Kennan for Our Times

George F. Kennan was the leading voice in shaping the U.S. foreign policy toward Russia for the majority of the 20th century. A Kennan for Our Times: Revisiting America's Greatest 20th Century Diplomat in the 21st Century, edited by Kennan Institute Director Matthew Rojansky and Catholic University Professor Michael Kimmage, highlights his enduring legacy. It is a collection of scholarly and personal essays as well as interviews with four previous directors of the Office of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State, which George F. Kennan established.

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