Campaign: 1990s

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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Steps in Different Directions - 2000

Slobodan Milosevic was setting himself up as dictator for life, having passed a law allowing him to serve yet another term as President. The representatives gathered in Bratislava, Slovakia knew this was another step towards the creation of an authoritarian regime, and Serbian democrats and human rights activists had already seen too much. With the assistance and cooperation of EWI and the Slovak government, Serbian opponents ...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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EWi History Photos - 2008

EWI All Staff Retreat at Gig Harbor

 

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Morning in Moscow - 1987

The arrival of General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev on the world stage produced an endless debate in North America and Western Europe. Is Gorbachev, perestroika, glasnost, for real? Most analysis fell into the classic categories that readily divided liberals and conservatives throughout the Cold War. The EastWest Institute opted for a different approach to the Gorbachev phenomenon. While governments and NGOs the world ...more »

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Reinvesting in Russia

Russia today stands at a crossroads. It has potential to become a fully-integrated member of the global economic system and a democratic state serving as a force for stability on the Eurasian continent. At the other end of the spectrum stands the possibility of a failed Russia whose disintegration would be catastrophic not only for its own people but for the world at large. At the fulcrum, is President Vladimir Putin ...more »

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EWi History Photos - 1984

Pamela Johnston and James Thomas-Arnold (EWI Staff Photos, 1984)


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EWI History Photos - 1986

EWI 5th Anniversary Dinner, October 17, 1986


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EWI History Photos - 2003

Board of Directors meeting, Moscow, September 18 - 21, 2003


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EWI alumnus Vasil Hudak’s wedding, Prague, Spring 2003


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