Russia and Eurasia
Apr 15, 2015
Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 competition for the Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution. more
March 25, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
What was the relationship between the Gulag and Soviet society? What was the legacy of Stalin's massive system of forced labor? This talk explored answers to these questions using the case of Vorkuta, one of the Soviet Union's most notorious prison camp complexes. more
Mar 24, 2015
The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, from February 18-April 30, 2015 on the 5th floor of the Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. more
Kennan Institute is pleased to announce the 2015 competition for the Galina Starovoitova Fellowship on Human Rights and Conflict Resolution.
The exhibit is open to the public and can be viewed from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, from February 18-April 30, 2015 on the 5th floor of the Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
"The declaration of a “New Cold War” has come too soon, and the label does not fit," writes Matthew Rojansky and Rachel Salzman.
"Even Russia’s vaunted internal security services now have to make due with fewer resources, despite the real prospect of increased social unrest," writes William Pomeranz.
Apr 16, 2014
Tensions have been rising in many corners of Ukraine as the th
March 25, 2015 // 4:00pm — 5:30pm
What was the relationship between the Gulag and Soviet society? What was the legacy of Stalin's massive system of forced labor? This talk explored answers to these questions using the case of Vorkuta, one of the Soviet Union's most notorious prison camp complexes.
March 23, 2015 // 2:00pm — 3:00pm
This talk explored the translation history of Anna Karenina, and the particular role played by Constance Garnett and Louise and Aylmer Maude in establishing Tolstoy’s reputation in the English-speaking world. This led to a discussion of some of the novel’s less well-known, but surprisingly revealing aspects, as seen from the grass-roots level of a contemporary translator, and, through a comparison of the fictional Anna with her real-life British contemporary Louise Jopling, a reconsideration of the novel’s relationship to the “woman question” in late 19th-century Russia.
March 19, 2015 // 10:00am — 11:30am
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.
Jan H. Kalicki analyzes the central role energy plays in the crisis in Ukraine, and the role it will continue to play for both Ukraine and Russia.
Leonid Peisakhin reviews the causes and events of the Euromaidan with a year's perspective.
The onset of the Algerian War of Independence in November 1954 was an important development in the international history of the Cold War. Coming as it did on the heels of the end of the First Indochinese War, the Algerian conflict further emboldened national liberation forces throughout the colonial and semi-colonial world, a region of increasing importance to policymakers in Washington and Moscow. Pierre Asselin introduces documents from the Algerian National Archives on socialist bloc support for Algerian National Liberation Front.
Does Vladimir Putin have an ideology? And if so, what does it tell us about his goals for Russia? Whatever Putin’s agenda or the ideas that drive it, Russian aggression in Ukraine has stirred up tensions not seen since the Cold War in ways that are redefining Russia and its relations with its neighbors and the world. Veteran journalist turned scholar Jill Dougherty returned from a recent trip to Russia and provides insights into the developing situation.
In this feature length edition of Wilson Center NOW, newly elected Member of Parliament, Mustafa Nayyem, shares his thoughts on the state of democracy in Ukraine, the ongoing conflict with Russia, and his transition from journalism to politics. Nayyem is the 2014 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award.
In this Context interview, A. Ross Johnson and Nenad Pejic reflect on the decline of independent media and the attempt to fill the information deficit in nations across the globe.
Ph. D. Candidate, History Department, University of Madison-Wisconsin
Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Project, Hoover Archives; former Director, Radio Free Europe
A. Ross Johnson is a visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, adviser to the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) Archive Project at Hoover, and senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.Johnson was a senior executive of RFE/RL from 1988 to 2002, serving as d...
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Wayne State University