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September 21, 2009

Ukraine
A Conversation with Viktor Yushchenko

Watch Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko discuss political, economic, and social changes in Ukraine.

September 21, 2009

Ukraine
A Conversation with Viktor Yushchenko

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September 23, 2008

Ukraine
A Conversation with Viktor Yushchenko

Watch Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko discuss Kiev's relations with Russia, Europe, and the United States at a CFR meeting.

September 23, 2008

Ukraine
A Conversation with Viktor A. Yushchenko

(Note: President Yushchenko's remarks appear via interpreter.) CHRYSTIA FREELAND: Good morning. I'm Chrystia Freeland and it's a real honor for me to be here today with the president of Ukraine, Vi…

December 8, 2017

Elections and Voting
Elections 2018 Ten Elections to Watch in 2018

Millions of people around the world voted in elections this year. The French elected Emmanuel Macron president, while South Koreans elected Moon Jae-in president. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani won …

May 19, 2017

China
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte prior to their bilateral meeting during the Belt and Road Forum, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China May 15, 2017. China’s Soft Power, Part 3: Why A Global Rise of Strongmen Won’t Boost Beijing’s Appeal

As I noted in previous blog posts, China has in recent years embarked upon a global soft power offensive. This charm offensive has included an expansion of Xinhua and other state media outlets into m…

April 4, 2013

China
Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (Courtesy Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin) Big Data: An Interview with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, authors of the new book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, published last month, answered several questions on big d…

March 29, 2017

United States
Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Joseph S. Nye, who coined…

January 17, 2017

Turkey
bp01172017 Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Turkey’s Executive President

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's vision for an executive presidency promises to continue his country's slide toward authoritarianism.

December 28, 2016

Populism
End-Times for Liberal Democracy?

The world has just experienced a watershed year for populist politics, with antiestablishment challengers winning elections and illiberal regimes modeling an alternative, says expert Yascha Mounk.