February 25, 2014
CGI speaks to Kirill Rogov, Moscow-based political commentator and Fellow at the Institute of the Economy in Transition, about the Ukrainian opposition movement, the ouster of Viktor Yanukovych, and what the victory in the Maidan means for Russia.
February 4, 2014
Following the EU-Russia summit in early 2014, CGI hosted a panel with Dr. Matthew Rojanksy, Director of the Kennan Institute, and Dr. Oksana Nesterenko, visiting Fulbright-Kennan scholar, to discuss the implications of the opposition movement both on Ukraine itself and on a more broad geopolitical scale.
January 6, 2014
The Center on Global Interests (CGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alexey Mordashov, Severstal CEO, and Ambassador Richard Burt to our Board of Directors. These prominent leaders in global business and foreign policy bring extensive experience to the Board that will support CGI’s development.
October 29, 2013
If Orthodox Christianity really is becoming more influential in Russian society, there is inevitably going to be some sort of reckoning with the Soviet Union’s vicious persecution of Orthodox Christians.
September 18, 2013
Michael Hikari Cecire
Black Sea regional analyst Michael Hikari Cecire analyzes Russian opposition to NATO expansion in the Georgian case.
August 2, 2013
Given the demographic and economic decline of its newest members in Eastern Europe, NATO is going to become a lot less aggressive and a lot more focused on territorial defense.
July 1, 2013
Russia’s efforts to keep the conflict under its oversight—which include its objections to establishing an international peacekeeping force and to changing the makeup of the Minsk group—will only delay a resolution while breeding resentment among the very countries it is trying to court.
May 23, 2013
“Toward the St. Petersburg G20 Summit: Russia’s Turn to Steer the Group of Twenty,” is an interim assessment of Russia’s G20 Presidency in the context of current global governance challenges. CGI’s report provides in-depth analysis of the G20 as a multilateral institution and practical recommendations for Russian policymakers, examining the strategic choices facing Russia.
April 4, 2013
Authoritarian rule in Russia, manifested in the ongoing repression of political dissent and human rights activism, has become a hallmark of Vladimir Putin’s presidency. Yet clues to its origin can be found in the bloody events of October 4, 1993, when Putin’s predecessor, Boris Yeltsin, used tanks to shell his own parliament.
March 20, 2013
Presenting at the first meeting of CGI’s Rising Experts Task Force, Charles Sullivan discussed his research on nostalgia for the Soviet Union in Russia today.