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Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security after the Cold War

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May 02, 2014 // 10:00am12:00pm
Twenty years ago, the 1994 Brussels Summit marked the beginning of NATO’s post-Cold War expansion. It was a process that resonated differently on opposite sides of the former “iron curtain” in the midst of complex and evolving relations between Russia and the West. This year will be no less pivotal for European security as the crisis in Ukraine brings renewed attention to Eastern Europe and the drawdown of NATO forces in Afghanistan continues. Amid these new and ongoing challenges, NATO will hold a summit in September to chart its future course. This panel of distinguished senior officials and experts will reflect on the steps that created Europe’s current security architecture, as well as the advantages and constraints NATO will face in addressing the security challenges of the 21st century. more

The Source of Financial Crisis

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May 01, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
There have been four waves of financial crisis in the last thirty years. Each wave involved the failure of a significant number of banks in three, four, or more countries at about the same time. Moreover, the prices of the currencies of most these countries that were impacted in each wave declined, and many of the borrowers defaulted on their liabilities denominated in the U.S. dollar, the Euro, or some other foreign currency. more
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Aging and Security: What Can Governments Do About Falling Birth Rates?

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April 17, 2014 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Through historical case studies of Sweden, France, Italy, Japan, and Singapore, "The Other Population Crisis" explores the motivations, politics, programming, and consequences of national efforts to promote higher birthrates. more

Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in the Horn of Africa: A Conversation with the Finnish Minister of International Development

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Apr 16, 2014
On April 10, H.E. Pekka Haavisto visited the Wilson Center to engage in conversation about inclusive development in post-conflict contexts, particularly focusing upon the Horn of Africa. more

Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States

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April 29, 2014 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Why do ethnonational conflicts reach different degrees of violence? Why does violence continue to reoccur even after strong international intervention for conflict-resolution and democratization? To answer these questions, Maria Koinova combines research on civil wars with the study of non-violent majority-minority disputes by examining 5 degrees of violence in three cases – Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo – over a 20-year period. more

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Kristina N. Terzieva // Program Assistant
  • Emily R. Buss // Program Assistant