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Sergei Kiselev

Sep 27, 2013
Sergei Kiselev, Political Analyst from Yaroslavl, and former Kennan Institute conference participant, describes in detail how in the context of rising political competition, the 2013 elections deviated from the power hierarchy script in the largest Russian cities (Moscow, Yekaterinburg, and Krasnoyarsk), while the regions stuck to it. In the regions, this included clearing the electoral playing field, mass acceptance of spoiler candidates and technological gimmicks, and the erosion of the protest vote.

Wilson Center Launches Global Europe Program

Sep 26, 2013
The Wilson Center launches new Global Europe program, which focuses on Europe’s external challenges and opportunities. On occasion of the launch, the Center's President and CEO Jane Harman will host a public discussion with Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy.

Latin American Program in the News: 'Una agenda sin fechas límite es fatal'

Sep 26, 2013
Cynthia Arnson was interviewed by ElEspectador.com about the ongoing peace negotiations in Colombia and President Juan Manuel Santos' role in the process. President Santos was recently awarded the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service. This article is in Spanish.
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Wilson Awards: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Honored

Sep 24, 2013
President Santos of Colombia was presented with the Wilson Center's Award for Public Service, honoring his commitment to serving the public god by fostering democracy, security, and peace in Colombia.

Responses to President Dilma’s Postponement of State Visit

Sep 19, 2013
This section will offer continuous coverage of President Dilma Rousseff’s decision to delay the state visit to Washington due to recent tensions in Brazil-US relations over NSA spying allegations.

The Zardari Legacy

Sep 13, 2013
Zardari's legacy will be the strengthening of the democratic process. Out of office, he can now work on rebuilding the PPP so that the party can seek a mandate from the people during the next election to actually govern and deliver -- something it was not allowed to do last time, writes Farahnaz Ispahani.

Latin American Program in the News: Augusto Pinochet's Military Coup Observed In Chile 40 Years Later

Sep 12, 2013
This article reflects on the impact that the Chilean military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet, continues to have on Chilean society and its' political system 40 years later. Cynthia Arnson discusses the role the U.S. played in the coup and the impact is has had on the intelligence community.

Statement on Australian Elections

Sep 09, 2013
Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway provides brief analysis on the outcome of Australia's general elections

Global Europe Research Grant Competition

Sep 06, 2013
The Wilson Center's Global Europe program is offering research scholarships available to American citizens in the early stages of their academic careers (generally before tenure but after Ph.D.) or to scholars whose careers have been interrupted or delayed. The research grant supports work on policy relevant projects on East Europe. While Southeast Europe remains a primary focus, projects on Central Europe and the Baltic states are again eligible. Projects should focus on fields in the social sciences and humanities including, but not limited to: Anthropology, History, Political Science, Slavic Languages and Literatures, and Sociology. The deadline for the next grant cycle is: December 1, 2013.

Latin American Program in the News: Polémica iniciativa del partido oficialista de ecuador para lograr reelección indefinida en el país

Sep 03, 2013
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed on NTN24 about the political climates across Latin America and indefinite elections in Ecuador and other countries across the region.

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