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December 1, 2017

Political History and Theory
British soldiers marking the anniversary of the armistice that ended WW1. Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand seventeen witnessed many significant historically anniversaries: the centennial of the U.S. entry into …

May 23, 2012

Russia
Russia's Orthodox Church and the Kremlin

Leonid Kishkovsky, director of external affairs and interchurch relations for the Orthodox Church in America, leads a conversation on the relationship between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Krem…

April 14, 2016

Conflict Prevention
RTX1K9VF_David Mdzinarishvili_Georgia protestors Russia Guest Post: Preventing Another Russia-Georgia Confrontation

Shahin Badkoubei is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The next twelve to eighteen months will be a critical test of already tense and tenuous relati…

March 17, 2016

Georgia
Renewed Confrontation in Georgia

Introduction Although the likelihood of a full-blown war between Russia and Georgia is low, one cannot rule out renewed confrontation between the two countries in the next twelve to eighteen month…

November 22, 2005

Ukraine
One Year After Ukraine’s ‘Orange Revolution’

This publication is now archived. What was Ukraine’s “Orange Revolution?”Cfr.org’s Lionel Beehner reports from Kiev: The announcement last November that Viktor Yanukovych—the chosen successor to Leo…

December 29, 2014

Global
World-Figures-Obituaries Ten World Figures Who Died in 2014

Last week, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2014 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. Below are ten world figures who died in 2014. Each made a mark on history. Some we…

January 27, 2014

Russia
Snowden, Syria, and Sochi

With the Winter Olympics at Sochi set to begin in a matter of days, Former Ambassador John Beyrle, Angela Stent of Georgetown University, and CFR's Stephen Sestanovich discuss the current state and r…

January 27, 2014

Russia
Snowden, Syria, and Sochi

With the Winter Olympics at Sochi set to begin in a matter of days, former ambassador John Beyrle, Angela Stent of Georgetown University, and CFR's Stephen Sestanovich discuss the current state and r…

January 31, 2014

Ukraine
Can Ukraine Pull Back From the Brink?

Ukraine faces descent into prolonged civil conflict unless a political deal can be forged among ruling party moderates, oligarchs, and opposition leaders, says expert Adrian Karatnycky.

May 31, 2013

Ukraine
Ukraine

In this chapter preview from Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, Andrew Wilson analyzes Ukraine’s failure to build a market-oriented democracy based on th…