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Ukraine After the Election: Only a First Step

May 30, 2014
For Ukraine, May 25th was an important milestone, with elections as free and fair as one could have possibly hoped for under extremely challenging circumstances. But the long path to stabilize and reform Ukraine is just beginning, right now, after the election, writes Wolfgang Ischinger.

The Blueprint: How Russia and Ukraine Can Move Forward

May 30, 2014
Fortunately, even in the midst of continuing high tensions, there are some signs of an emerging modus vivendi that could restore a semblance of normalcy to relations between Kyiv and Moscow—and as importantly, between Ukrainian and Russian societies at large, writes Matthew Rojansky.

The Psychological Contradictions in the Modern Russian-Ukrainian Conflict: How Can Contemporary Psychology Help?

May 21, 2014
There is a special role of psychological knowledge and practice in dealing with modern Russian-Ukrainian relations and conflicts. Understanding such conflicts requires that psychologists find their own perspective in addition to contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions in related fields such as sociology, linguistics etc. What is the specific position of the professional psychologist in the study of these questions?

“Putin’s Doctrine” as a Threat to the International System

May 20, 2014
Putin’s new doctrine is so far just a sketch rather than a finished product ready for immediate implementation. At a certain stage, it may be quietly disavowed; however, a return to a relatively calm period of post-bipolar international relations is unlikely to happen. The world should prepare to live under stricter rules that have yet to make themselves known.

The Foreign Policy Essay: Could Energy Sanctions on Russia Work?

May 05, 2014
Former Fellow Jeff Colgan who has written extensively on energy issues, offers his thoughts on why sanctions on Russia are not likely to work in checking Russian intervention.
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Putin and Crimea: A Dangerous Situation

Apr 17, 2014
"I tend to think this is an exceptionally dangerous situation for the simple reason that the Russian message 'Take us seriously or else' has never received a satisfactory answer," said Matthew Rojansky on Russia's annexation of Crimea.
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Crimea: What Is Motivating Putin?

Apr 14, 2014
Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia’s move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant is the damage done to Russia’s relationships around the world? Kennan Institute’s Matt Rojansky offers insight into the situation during this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

Cold War Lessons for Dealing with Russia

Mar 26, 2014
CWIHP Public Policy Scholar Sergey Radchenko writes in the National Interest on the situation in Crimea and parallels between the current crisis and the Cold War.

How West Can Respond to Russia's Aggression

Mar 21, 2014
The response of the West should be to use our own comparative strength against Russia’s weakness, writes Jane Harman.

Putin’s Imperial Hangover

Mar 19, 2014
"Ironically, by violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and threatening its borders, Putin has now done more to promote Ukrainian identity than any current national politician could have ever imagined," writes Will Pomeranz.

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