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Old and New Migration from the Russian Caucasus: From Ethnic Movements to Armed Jihad
Mar
29
9:30 AM09:30

Old and New Migration from the Russian Caucasus: From Ethnic Movements to Armed Jihad

What relationship, if any, exists between the networks of Muslims from the North Caucasus that have built peaceful lives around the world and the networks that have facilitated and taken part in armed extremism? What makes some migrants seek violent solutions while others integrate into modern democratic societies? Denis Sokolov, a long-time student of communities and networks from the North Caucasus, will lead a discussion at CSIS to help understand how these questions might be answered today and in the future.

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The New Cold War? The State of US-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to US Security
Feb
28
9:15 AM09:15

The New Cold War? The State of US-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to US Security

The Journal of National Security Law & Policy is hosting their annual symposium, this year titled "The New Cold War?: The State of U.S.-Russia Relations & Unconventional Threats to U.S. Security." Throughout the day, there will be three panels and a lunchtime keynote speech by Laura Kennedy, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs under the George W. Bush Administration.

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U.S. National Security and the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives from a Defector, a Russian, and an Analyst
Feb
14
1:00 PM13:00

U.S. National Security and the Korean Peninsula: Perspectives from a Defector, a Russian, and an Analyst

The Wilson Center is hosting a discussion on U.S. national security and the Korean peninsula from the perspectives of a former senior ranking official of the Kim Jong-un regime, a professor of St Petersburg University, and a renowned author on issues related to North Korea at a conference hosted jointly with the Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAS).

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Making Peace in Donbas? The Role of a Peacekeeping Mission
Dec
19
9:00 AM09:00

Making Peace in Donbas? The Role of a Peacekeeping Mission

For years, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has proposed a peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine as an important instrument to achieving a peace settlement. This fall, Russian President Vladimir Putin also suggested a limited peacekeeping mission as one element towards a settlement. Are international peacekeepers or peace enforcers instrumental or even necessary for ending the war in Donbas?

The Atlantic Council and the Razumkov Centre are assembling a panel of experts to discuss Russia's war in Donbas and the prospect of a peacekeeping operation.

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European Foreign Policy At a Crossroads
Nov
16
10:00 AM10:00

European Foreign Policy At a Crossroads

The European Union's past effort to forge a common foreign and security policy yielded notable accomplishments - notably in the Balkans, in securing a nuclear deal with Iran, and in the very process of enlarging the EU. Now the durability of those achievements and the future of the EU's ability to execute a collective foreign policy are clouded by a new constellation of factors: Russia's belligerence in Ukraine and "near abroad" under Putin, Turkey's autocratic turn under Erdogan, Britain's decision to leave the EU, and President Trump's "America First" foreign policy. Baroness Catherine Ashton, the EU's first ever foreign minister, will assess these trends in conversation with Wilson Center President Jane Harman. 

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Book Discussion: Russia's Border Wars and Frozen Conflicts
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Book Discussion: Russia's Border Wars and Frozen Conflicts

Russia's Border Wars and Frozen Conflicts examines the origins and execution of Russian military and political activities in Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan. Using a realist perspective, Dr. James J. Coyle concludes that there are substantial similarities in the four case studies: Russian support for minority separatist movements, conflict, Russian intervention as peacekeepers, Russian control over the diplomatic process to prevent resolution of the conflict, and a perpetuation of Russian presence in the area. Dr. Coyle places the conflicts in the context of international law and nationalism theory.

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A Lens on the Afghan War
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

A Lens on the Afghan War

New America is hosting Louie Palu and Finbarr O’Reilly, for a discussion on each of their new photography books, Front Towards Enemy and Shooting Ghosts, that capture the experience of the war in Afghanistan through various perspectives. They will discuss their latest works and the experience of wartime photography. 

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Issue Brief Launch: Ukraine's Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace
Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Issue Brief Launch: Ukraine's Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace

In their issue brief, Ukraine’s Internally Displaced Persons Hold a Key to Peace, authors Lauren Van Metre, Steven E. Steiner, and Melinda Haring examine Ukraine as a possible model for an “enlightened” resettlement process that promotes social cohesion, democratic development, and a constituency for peace.
 
The USIP and Atlantic Countil are hosting a discussion on the issue brief’s findings, as well as a broaderconversation about the role of internally displaced persons in Ukraine.

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The True Ambitions of Russian Foreign Policy Today
Aug
8
5:00 PM17:00

The True Ambitions of Russian Foreign Policy Today

Russian foreign policy objectives are poorly understood today. This is because most analysts look at Russia through Western eyes. But, Russia is not only Moscow. Russia is Siberia and the Far East also. This lecture hosted by the Institute of World Politics will provide a three-dimensional view of Russia, it will contextualize Russian actions over the past decade beyond the headlines, and it will illustrate why U.S. foreign policy toward Russia is misguided (and how to correct the strategic misperceptions).

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Hearing: Examining the President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal for Europe and Eurasia
Jul
25
2:00 PM14:00

Hearing: Examining the President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal for Europe and Eurasia

  • Rayburn House Office Building - Room 2200 (map)
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The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats is holding a hearing to examine the President’s FY 2018 Budget Proposal for Europe and Eurasia

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A Look Inside Russia and Eastern Europe with Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin
Jul
17
6:30 PM18:30

A Look Inside Russia and Eastern Europe with Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin

Throughout the year, the Pulitzer Center brings its journalists and their work to audiences through public talks, school visits, conferences, film festivals, academic symposiums and other significant speaking engagements. Nick Schifrin and Zack Fannin will discuss their PBS NewsHour reporting on Russia, Ukraine, NATO, and the Baltics. The NewsHour special correspondent and producer are longtime Pulitzer Center collaborators, including on Russia's Cold War Fault Lines and more recently with Mexico Considers Trump.

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Islam in the Russian Domain: History, Threats, and Containment
Jul
17
4:00 PM16:00

Islam in the Russian Domain: History, Threats, and Containment

This event at the Institute of World Politics, sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, will discuss Russia's interaction with Islam during the Tsarist and Soviet periods, Islam after communism, the radicalization of Muslim populations, and Russia's fear of pan-Islamic movements.

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Russian Interference: Past, Present, and Future
Jul
6
11:45 AM11:45

Russian Interference: Past, Present, and Future

The Hudson Institute is welcoming Fox News host Bret Baier to moderate a discussion with Michael Doran, Michael Pregent, David Tafuri, and Hannah Thoburn for an examination of recent Russian interference in Western politics, its historical global precedents, and how the U.S. can mitigate the threat of foreign political disruption in the future

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The Western Balkans: A Delicate Balance
Jun
26
10:30 AM10:30

The Western Balkans: A Delicate Balance

The collapse of Yugoslavia twenty-six years ago unleashed brutal wars and a humanitarian catastrophe. Today, the delicate order in the Balkans is threatened yet again. The Wilson Center is hosting experts and academics to discuss the challenges in the Western Balkans and the policy options for preserving the region’s fragile order and recovery.

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Improving Aid to Stabilize Conflicts: The Afghan Case
Jun
21
10:00 AM10:00

Improving Aid to Stabilize Conflicts: The Afghan Case

Specialists on Afghanistan and stabilization efforts from USAID and USIP will join a public discussion of a Princeton University Study which offers Lessons from Afghanistan on shaping ‘Stabilization Aid’ amid warfare and provides lessons to improve U.S. policies and practices in calming conflicts abroad that threaten U.S. security and international stability.

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Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare
Jun
14
9:00 AM09:00

Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare

In Weaponizing Kleptocracy: Putin’s Hybrid Warfare, Marius Laurinavicius explores the roots of the kleptocratic dimension of Russia’s hybrid warfare, how kleptocracy fits into Putin’s global strategy, and the ways in which it increases the risk of a conventional war between Russia and the West.

The Hudson Institute is hosting a discussion of these issues with Charles Davidson, Executive Director of the Kleptocracy Initiative; Jeffrey Gedmin, Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow; Marius Laurinavicius, BAFF Security Research Fellow; and Hannah Thoburn, Hudson Institute Research Fellow.

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Countering Putin’s Russia: A conversation with Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
Jun
13
9:00 AM09:00

Countering Putin’s Russia: A conversation with Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)

The American Enterprise Institute is hosting Leon Aron and Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee to discuss how Washington should thwart the Putin regime’s support of euroskeptic populists, global cyberattacks, interventions in elections, and constant threat of military intervention and how US partners can safeguard themselves against Russian threats of intervention and destabilization.

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Improving Governance to Reduce Violence: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Tunisia Show Implications for Aid Donors
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Improving Governance to Reduce Violence: Afghanistan, Nigeria, Tunisia Show Implications for Aid Donors

The U.S. and other donors spend billions each year to improve governance in the name of development for war-torn or fragile countries. But good government is crucial for another reason: its capacity to reduce violence that undermines the very development the international community seeks. The U.S. Institute of Peace and the World Bank on June 8 are hosting a discussion of this vital element of the Bank’s “World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law.” Special sessions will focus on how the ideas apply in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Tunisia.

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Changing U.S. Policy in Afghanistan
May
31
10:30 AM10:30

Changing U.S. Policy in Afghanistan

  • Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (map)
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A recent paper by Ashley J. Tellis and New America’s Jeff Eggers, U.S. Policy in Afghanistan: Changing Strategies, Preserving Gains, examines these paths forward. Tellis will present the paper’s findings and then be joined by Ambassadors Zalmay Khalilzad, Daniel F. Feldman, and Hussain Haqqani to discuss future U.S. and allied involvement in Afghanistan and potential policy approaches.

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