Search Results for "Baltic" : 8

by / on September 29, 2014 at 12:30 am / in Campus, Events

Events: 9/29 – 10/4

…e University of Oxford. Columbia Faculty on Dr. Grigas’ book The Politics of Energy and Memory between the Baltic States and Russia (Ashgate 2013): “Why do some European countries cooperate with Russias moves to consolidate its energy supply dominance while others choose to resist? This compelling analysis of the Baltics states stances toward Russia on energy and on national memory issues reveals that variation stems from differences…

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by / on March 1, 2014 at 10:59 pm / in Ben Rimland, Europe, Organizations, Web Columnists, World

It’s Time to Stand Against Putin

by Euromaidan (wikicommons) With new developments coming in by the hour, the situation in Ukraine is moving extraordinarily quickly. While only days ago the prospect of a Russian incursion into the politically-unstable nation seemed utterly unthinkable, it is in fact what has come to pass. It’s time that the West stop referring to this act as an “intervention” or another ignorant euphemism and to call it what it really is: a hostile i…

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by / on April 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm / in Campus

Political Minutes: Post-Soviet Authoritarianism

by Thursday evening, Professor Mitchell Orenstein of Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies presented his paper, “Post-Soviet Authoritarianism: The Influence of Russia in Its Near Abroad” as the last lecture in an eighteen-month series by the Harriman Institute. The paper is co-authored by Professor David R. Cameron of Yale University. Professor Orenstein’s research ranges from international economic policy t…

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by / on March 1, 2005 at 4:06 pm / in Europe

East Meets West

by President Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia won’t soon forget the last fifteen months. His political whirlwind began with the nation’s “Rose Revolution” of November 2003, a nonviolent popular uprising that served as a model for last fall’s Ukrainian “Orange Revolution.” Led by Saakashvili, the Georgian opposition ousted Kremlin-backed President Eduard Shevardnadze after he attempted to manipulate the legislative elections. The next yea…

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by / on March 4, 2014 at 1:24 am / in Kyle Dontoh, Web Columnists

In Ukraine, Two Disparate Futures of Geopolitics

by   Russian Tanks in Moscow By all accounts, the Ukrainian Crisis should not be happening. Whether it be through the assurances given by Russia in the Budapest Memorandum of 1994 to respect Ukraine’s “territorial integrity”, the clear and sharp detrimental economic effects that Russia would be (and is now) incurring, or the general idea of an age where interstate war has been consigned to the pages of history, the idea of Russia…

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by / on May 4, 2012 at 2:07 am / in Arctic and Antarctic, World

Dire Straits

by Illustrations by Amalia Rinehart Ever since Egypt’s great Pharaonic dynasties and through the successive apogees of Athens, Rome, and Istanbul, the Mediterranean Sea has been at the world’s political center, constantly in the grip of global powers. Thanks to its geographical position, the Mediterranean basin has played a critical role in commercial and cultural exchanges between mighty Asia, old Europe, and the great new world. How…

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by / on April 2, 2011 at 3:09 pm / in Domestic, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Opinion, World

Odyssey Twilight

by For all their operational brilliance, American military planners develop some truly awful codenames; Operation Odyssey Dawn is only the latest in a string of nomenclatural disasters. In reality, of course, the names are assigned semi-randomly with the help of a computer, but that’s besides the point. The haphazard naming of the war in Libya is an embarrassing, if appropriate, reflection of President Obama’s decision (perhaps indecis…

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by / on April 2, 2008 at 4:05 am / in Europe, Issue, Main Menu, World

Befriending the Bear

by The pose is almost menacing. Two penetrating, steel-blue eyes gaze downward at the viewer, the mouth calm but clenched. Russian president Vladimir Putin, Time’s 2007 Person of the Year, projects a threatening image in the magazine’s cover shot. The same could be said about Russia’s current image in the West. Western observers have decried Moscow’s silencing of opposition leaders and state control of the press, as well as Russia’s us…

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