Dance and the state: Research explores ballet training in Ukraine

Ballet training centers of Ukraine successfully resist co-optation by both neo-imperial and nationalist ideologies, forming robust and inclusive dancing communities that in many ways mirror structures of modern Ukrainian society, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

What are the reverberations of Russia’s short-lived mutiny?

In an emergency televised address to the Russian people on Saturday, as Yevgeny Prigozhin’s private army of mercenaries rumbled nearly 500 miles toward Moscow on its “march for justice,” Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the traitors, vowed punishment, and compared the scenario to the turmoil that resulted in the Russian Revolution.

Economics expert available to speak about outlier repercussions of Russian invasion of Ukraine

The one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion – or in the words of Kremlin leaders, “special military operation” – has left thousands dead or wounded, scores of buildings and infrastructure destroyed or damaged, and millions of people displaced. The economic damage from the war reaches far beyond the borders of Ukraine and Russia.

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: GW Experts Available

WASHINGTON (May 25, 2021)—The George Washington University has experts available to discuss various aspects of the conflict between Israel and Palestine.  To schedule an interview with an expert, please contact GW Media Relations at [email protected] or 202-994-6460. Marc Lynch serves…

Former U.S. Ambassador available to answer key questions about current conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Intense fighting erupted September 27th between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh which may soon escalate to full-scale war. Former U.S. Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh is available to comment on what led to this clash, as well as the growing prospect that…

Global Challenges and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy, With Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, international affairs advisor at the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the role diplomacy plays in confronting some of the challenges facing the United States today. Wisner formerly served as U.S. ambassador to India, Egypt, the Philippines, and Zambia.

The Fate of Germany’s Leadership, With Constanze Stelzenmüller

Constanze Stelzenmüller, Kissinger Chair on Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress and senior fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss German politics and the future of Germany’s leadership.

Former US ambassador to Poland available to comment on diplomatic implications of US European travel ban

The spread of COVID-19 has quickly become a global crisis, causing countries around the world to severely limit travel. Wednesday night, President Donald Trump announced that the United States would ban most travel from continental Europe beginning at 11:59 p.m. tonight. Lee Feinstein, former ambassador to…

What Are Green Jobs?

Green jobs are booming. But what are they? And how can the United States prepare for the future this shift in technologies will bring? This video is part of the Inside the Issues video series, featuring CFR Vice President of Studies Shannon K. O’Neil. Watch as she helps explain and clarify common misconceptions surrounding international issues such as China’s trade practices, green jobs, and immigration.