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Crises in Ukraine: 2004 and 2013 in Comparative Context

Jan 10, 2014
Big scale political crises occur in Ukraine approximately once in a decade, with each next crisis more devastating than the previous one. However, if the crises of 1994 and 2004 resulted in a change of power, the crisis of 2013 so far has not been resolved.

Що це було?

Jan 10, 2014
Що це було – гра, в сенсі глобальної торгівлі, хто більше готовий заплатити і на яких умовах, чи реальне прагнення, щоправда, обумовлене, головним чином, прагматичним розумінням власних інтересів? Так, у схематичному, звичайно, варіанті можна розглядати полеміку, що розгорнулася в Україні та світі після непідписання у Вільнюсі Угоди про асоціацію та посилену зону вільної торгівлі між Україною та Європейським союзом.

Криза в Україні 2004 і 2013 року у порівняльному контексті

Jan 10, 2014
Масштабні політичні кризи вибухають в Україні приблизно раз на десять років, при чому кожна наступна є гострішою ніж попередня. Проте якщо кризи 1994 і 2004 років привели до зміни влади, то криза 2013 р. поки що не розв’язана.

Russian Geopolitical Assault: Possibilities and Realities

Jan 10, 2014
History proves that if, following the radical changes in the international relations, reliable mechanisms and instruments to support the new configuration are not set up, earlier or later some members of the system will try to disrupt the balance of forces. Geopolitical assault can be considered one of such instruments. Its essence is the restoration of the control over the lost territories and spheres of influence, and in the end, it leads not only to restoration, but also to the enhancement of its status in the international system.

Putin's Amnesty Is an Opening for the West

Jan 03, 2014
There are plenty of reasons to be cynical about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s motivation in announcing an amnesty last month for more than 20,000 prisoners, writes Matthew Rojansky. But one vital fact should not be overlooked: real progress has now been made on one of the most persistently contentious items on the Russia-West agenda.
photo by office of Antonis Samaras

Putin’s (Un)Happy New Year

Jan 02, 2014
In his final 2013 appearances, Putin subtly warned — and the Volgograd bombings graphically confirmed — that major changes must come in the new year. William Pomeranz analyzes Putin's December speeches and what they say about Russia in 2014.

Russia and Countering Violent Extremism in the Internet and Social Media: Exploring Prospects for U.S.-Russia Cooperation Beyond the "Reset"

Dec 16, 2013
This study, based on primary research conducted in Moscow in 2012, defines Russia’s assessment of domestic and international sources violent extremist threats; explains Moscow’s perspective on balancing democratic principles with the challenge of countering violent extremism in the Internet/social media; assesses existing capacities and impediments to further international collaboration with Russia in countering violent extremism in the Internet/social media spheres; defines specific initiatives that Russia, the United States, and other nations of the world community could advance to enhance international cooperation in countering violent extremism throughout the world cyber community.

Ukraine’s Protests: Not (Yet) a Revolution

Dec 12, 2013
Though Ukraine appears to be “caught between East and West,” Ukrainians themselves do not see it this way, writes Matthew Rojansky. "The protest movement appears to be an expression of support for a modern, European, democratic Ukrainian state."
photo by Juerg Vollmer

Putin Shakes Up Russian Media Landscape

Dec 11, 2013
Kennan Institute's Deputy Director, William Pomeranz, is interviewed by the Wall Street Journal about Russia's surprise closure of RIA Novosti.

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