Russia and Eurasia
- Jan 15, 2015
Please join us for a discussion with leading Russian opposition figure and State Duma Deputy Ilya Ponomarev on the situation in Russia and Eastern Europe, Russia’s pro-democracy opposition, and the development of U.S.-Russia relations. Ilya Ponomarev is a Social Democrat and a member of the State Duma representing the city of Novosibirsk.
- Dec 12, 2014
The challenges of developing Siberia have vexed Tsarist, and now Russian Federation governments for more than a century. The promise of tapping Siberia's mineral and resource riches tantalizes, but the massive logistical, climactic, and geographic obstacles are daunting.
- Dec 5, 2014
Please join us for the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) semi-annual workshop on nuclear, chemical, and biological threats. This half-day session will present findings from ongoing and recently completed research projects and workshops in the areas of strategic relations with nuclear-armed states, and countering chemical and biological threats.
- Nov 17, 2014
Twenty years ago, in November 1994, the United States and Kazakhstan completed an unprecedented, highly secret, joint operation removing approximately 600 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from a former Soviet nuclear plant in Ust-Kamenogorsk to permanent storage in the United States. The operation, dubbed "Project Sapphire", was funded by the U.S. Department of Defense's Cooperative Threat Reduction (Nunn-Lugar) Program.
- Nov 14, 2014
Please join us for an important discussion that will assess the new dynamics in Europe’s security landscape and evaluate the challenges of the past year in light of the upcoming one-year anniversary of the Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine.
- Nov 4, 2014
In light of recent and troubling maritime and airspace incursion incidents in the Baltic Sea region, this roundtable will examine and assess the impact of NATO’s Readiness Action Plan, European Reassurance Initiative, as well as future exercise and training plans for Northern Europe.
- Oct 27, 2014
In Russia's invasion of Ukraine, history was presented as justification for war. Is there any resemblance between Russian justifications and historical consensus? What does it mean when ethnic claims trump international law? And should hate propaganda be seen simply as an instrument in one war, or an element of a larger strategy to destabilize the West?
- Oct 15, 2014
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted an off-the-record roundtable discussion on the geostrategic implications of the U.S. shale revolution for Asia. The energy security effects of the U.S. unconventional oil and gas revolution are already visible with natural gas previously destined for the U.S. now directed towards Asian markets.
- Oct 14, 2014
The Maritime Security Dialogue brings together CSIS and U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series is intended to highlight the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design.
- Oct 14, 2014
The CSIS Energy and National Security Program hosted Tatiana Mitrova, Head of Oil and Gas Department, Energy Research Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, for an off-the-record discussion on the Russian energy sector.