Mar 10, 2014
"Vladimir Putin doesn't know the Colin Powell rule -- if you break it you own it. And if he breaks up Crimea, he's going to own their pension liabilities, their tanked economy, at a time when the Russian economy is stretched," Harman said.
Mar 10, 2014
"What's happened in Crimea is not an immediate kind of reaction to human rights violations or a structured vote on a referendum but a very hurried operation that is currently being conducted while it's being occupied militarily," Pomeranz said on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal".
Mar 10, 2014
Here are several things about the recent coverage and discussion on Ukraine that even my lack of expertise won't allow me to accept, writes Aaron David Miller.
Mar 07, 2014
Changing Russian policy is doable if the U.S. is careful and adroit, but we need to accept some realities and work around them, writes Jane Harman.
Mar 05, 2014
It's still far too early to calibrate how the crisis in Ukraine will play out and what its consequences will be -- but it's a fair bet that whether it ends in a Putin victory, defeat, or draw, it's going to make a difficult situation in the Middle East even more complicated, writes Aaron David Miller.
Mar 02, 2014
The Kennan Institute continues to monitor developments in Russia and Ukraine with growing concern. We wish to express our sincere desire that a peaceful resolution can be found before the situation escalates beyond the control of all parties involved.
Feb 19, 2014
Two symbols have emerged from the events in Kyiv over the last few days: a heroic Maidan, and a bloody Yanukovich. Neither President Yanukovich nor the opposition, however, currently possesses the power to end the crisis. Will Pomeranz addresses the political options in the aftermath of the violent assault on the Maidan.
Feb 18, 2014
"As if Russia did not already have enough worries, with the security issues associated with the Sochi Olympics and the growing unrest next door in Ukraine, it now faces severe downward pressure on its currency," writes Will Pomeranz.
Feb 12, 2014
The Wilson Center's Cold War International History Project released Working Paper #68 from author John Soares. The paper uses Canadian archival sources to examine the diplomatic planning and difficulties surrounding the 1974 Canada-USSR hockey series.
Jan 31, 2014
How important are the Sochi Olympics to Vladimir Putin and Russia? And with concerns about security dominating pre-games discussions, how concerned should we be about safety?