1990s

Carpathian Euroregion - by Vazil Hudak

I believe one of the most innovative and fascinating projects that EWI did in 1990s was the creation of the Carpathian Euroregion, which later lead to the establishment of the Carpathian Foundation. The whole process started in 1992, at the time when the wars in the Balkans and in the former Soviet Union started to spread. Carpathian region incorporating 5 post-communist countries (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, ...more »

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Prescribing Pluralism

Balkan Ghosts author Robert D. Kaplan has described Romania, with some 23 million inhabitants, as "the fulcrum state of Europe." Romanians practice Eastern Orthodox Christianity, derive their linguistic roots from the West and have utilized both the Cyrillic and the Latin alphabets in the past two centuries. The end of the horrendous Ceaucescu dictatorship on Christmas Eve 1989 presented the outside world with painful ...more »

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Taking Sovereignty Seriously - 1997

In EWI's Russia and the World: A New Deal, Alexei Arbatov and Dag Hartelius affirm, "Both Russia and its neighbors and partners need to realize that the Cold War is really over and that the Soviet Union will never reappear. The international community needs to see that a strong and prosperous Russia, if based firmly on democracy, would be to the benefit of all." Without question, one of the foremost foreign policy dilemmas ...more »

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Embracing Our Third Decade

For twenty years the EastWest Institute has boldly responded to the challenges of a world in transformation. Its current areas of heaviest involvement, the Balkans, Russia, Ukraine and neighboring states have a huge unfinished agenda. The EWI Board of Directors has made clear its commitment to have EWI remain deeply engaged for decades more until the struggle of transition is assured. As we look to the future, it is ...more »

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