Campaign: 1980s

Who are you really, John Mroz? - 1981

The EastWest Institute was born in the East. It was begun over a beer in a Chinese restaurant with a modest proposal from Co-Founder Ira Wallach. "If you could do anything to make the world a safer place for my grandchildren, John, what would you do?"At the time of this unexpected conversation in 1981, the realities of a deepening Cold War had set in and the possibility of ending the Cold War was amongst the most distant ...more »

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Nudging Behemoth - 1989

By 1989 the communist movement was going through its final convulsions on the world stage. The ideology laid out in the Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels, imported to Russia by Lenin, imposed on East Europe by Stalin and exported to the developing world by his successors had lost whatever was left of its legitimacy. For those mired in the past, the Cold War lingered on without direction and without end. For those ...more »

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When the Guns Fell Silent

The battle was to commence right here, along the deep fault in the German soil troops from the Warsaw Pact would exchange fire on NATO's elite divisions. Only a decade after the Cold War, it is easy to forget just how close it all came. The Berlin airlift, the Cuban missile crisis, an accidental misreading of an antiquated radar station on the Baltic Sea - each could have commenced the final chapter in human civilization. ...more »

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Campaign: 1990s

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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