1990s

1990s

Bridging Ancient Divides - 1994

Founded in the lush Tisza River valley by EWI in 1994, as the next step in developing the Carpathian Euro-region, the Carpathian Foundation assists local institutions and governments by encouraging democratization and sustainable economic development. The Foundation also promotes cross-border assistance programs and helps cement inner-ethnic partnerships. The Foundation operates out of its headquarters in Budapest, Hungary ...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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Getting to the Bottom of Things After 1000 Years - 1998

In the Soviet Union, so the saying went, it was all about the plan! From 1929 to 1991 the USSR operated under the infamous command economy; Moscow gave orders and set plan targets and for a third of a century of Stalinist rule those targets were either fulfilled, falsified, or people vanished into the Gulag. Unsurprisingly, as a result of this morally and economically ruinous system, accurate economic information was ...more »

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The New Power in Eurasia

In the horrible aftermath of the Armenian earthquake of 1988, which left thousands dead and many more destitute, General Secretary Gorbachev rushed home following his speech at the United Nations in New York to console victims and implement rescue efforts. Glasnost' was already official policy in the USSR, and the General Secretary wanted to hear from the people. What he heard, however, came as a stunning surprise to ...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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