Russia and Eurasia News

The Struggle for Democracy in Russia

Mar 08, 2012
With last Sunday's vote heralding Putin's return to the presidency, Russia's opposition movement is settling into a long campaign for reforms, activist Oleg Kozlovsky says. "This struggle can take months; it can take years; and [we] realize it's not an easy task," he tells Context.
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John Lewis Gaddis on George Kennan

Mar 06, 2012
George F. Kennan will be remembered as one of America’s great foreign policy minds. In this interview, former Wilson Center Fellow John Lewis Gaddis reveals the complex personality behind the author of containment theory.

Fall 2012 CWIHP Internship Opportunities

Feb 28, 2012
The Cold War International History Project is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2012 academic semester. Deadline to apply: 7/20

EU-US Energy Coordination Should Focus on Unconventional Gas

Dec 23, 2011
Alexandros Petersen, advisor to the European Energy Security Initiative, discusses the future role of the newly established EU-US Energy Council in an article following the meeting between US Secretaries of State and Energy, Hillary Clinton and Stephen Chu with EU High Representative Catherine Ashton and Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger in late November.

Fall of the Soviet Union, Part II: Russia Today and the Ghost of Empires Past

Dec 12, 2011
In part two, the panel of experts assess Russia's progress during the 20 years since the end of the Soviet Union and it's current situation.

Fall of the Soviet Union, Part I: The Cold War's Unexpected Ending

Dec 07, 2011
In part one of three, Jack Matlock, Lilia Shevstova, Angela Stent and Charles King revisit the unexpected, dramatic and peaceful end to The Cold War.

Progress for Women, but a Long Way to Go

Nov 23, 2011
In a year of some major successes for women — the Nobel Peace Prize, the commanding performances of Angela Merkel and Hillary Rodham Clinton, the end of men-first in the line of succession to the British throne — a new worldwide study concludes that women remain well behind men in two crucial areas: economic equality and political power.

Woodrow Wilson Center Honors Drew Guff and Mikhail Margelov at the 2011 Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner

Nov 21, 2011
WASHINGTON— On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, the Woodrow Wilson Center honored Drew Guff, Managing Director and founding principal of Siguler Guff, and Senator Mikhail Margelov, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, with the Woodrow Wilson Awards at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner. The dinner was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., and benefited the Center’s Kennan Institute.

Russia, China and the geopolitics of energy in Central Asia

Nov 18, 2011
Alexandros Petersen, Advisor to the European Energy Security Initiative (EESI) at the Wilson Center, publishes a joint report on the geopolitics of energy in Central Asia along with the Deputy Director of the Centre for European Reform Katinka Barysch.
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In From the Cold: Russia Strikes Deal to Join the WTO

Nov 09, 2011
After 18 years of ambivalence, delays, and false starts, Russia and Georgia have reached an agreement that paves the way for Russian membership in the World Trade Organization. The Wilson Center's William Pomeranz on the implications of Russia's entry into the global trade group.

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