Ukraine's Orange Revolution: Film Screening and Discussion

Speaker: Peter Ackerman
Speaker: David Kramer
Presider: Robert McMahon
Introductory Speaker: Steve York

This winter marks the fifth anniversary of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, when over one million citizens took to the streets of Kiev and succeeded in overturning the results of that country’s presidential election. Steve York’s documentary, Orange Revolution, follows the contest between opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko and his adversary Viktor Yanukovych, capturing the iconic images that defined the election and ensuing protests.

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NATO's Brave New World

Janine Davidson interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

With crises brewing in Ukraine and the Middle East, the transatlantic alliance must develop new capabilities to address the rising threat of unconventional warfare, says CFR's Janine Davidson.

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Putin’s Balancing Act

Kimberly M. Marten interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

While many in the West perceive Vladimir Putin as an unrestrained strongman, expert Kimberly Marten says that the Russian president is deftly managing disparate factions surrounding the Kremlin.

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NATO's Next Moves

Christopher S. Chivvis interviewed by Jonathan Masters

NATO's response to Russia's annexation of Crimea may require it to bolster eastern European members with both military and non-military actions, says expert Christopher S. Chivvis.

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