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  • Wilson Center Examines Career of Former Librarian of Congress James Billinton
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    Panel Discussion on Former Librarian of Congress James Billington

    Panelists talked about the life and career of Librarian of Congress James Billington, who served from 1987-2015.

  • Discussion on USRussia Relations
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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    Experts on Eurasian politics, who have worked directly with Russian President Vladimir Putin, discussed the future of U.S.-Russia relations at an event hosted by The Aspen Institute.

  • The Fifteenth Anniversary of the End of the Soviet Union
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    The Fifteenth Anniversary of the End of the Soviet Union

    On December 25, 1991, Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the USSR. The following day, the Supreme Soviet recognized the collapse of the Soviet Union and disbanded itself. Fifteen…

  • USRussia Security Relations
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    U.S.-Russia Security Relations

    Dr. Alexei Arbatov, one of Russia’s leading strategic thinkers and the Russian member of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, talked about his views on the U.S. and…

  • Russia after the G20 Economic Summit
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    Russia after the G-20 Economic Summit

    Mr. Arbatov spoke about the state of the Russian economy, Russian political leadership, U.S.-Russia economic cooperation, as well as disagreements over security challenges. He answered…

  • Russian Elections
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    Russian Elections

    Nikolay Petrov talked about the foreign policy and domestic policy implications of the Russian presidential election to be held on March 2, 2008. Topics included what influence Vladimir Putin…

  • USRussia Relations
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    U.S.-Russia Relations

    The guest talked about events that might affect future relations between Russia and the United States. Topics included President Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he will step down and the…

  • Central Asia Institute Opening
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    Central Asia Institute Opening

    Ambassador Collins and others spoke at the opening of the new Central Asia Institute at the School of Advanced International Studies. They noted that the aim of the institute is to improve…

  • New Independent States
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    New Independent States

    The participants talked about the new independent states and the relations these states have with other countries. Following their brief remarks, they answered questions from students in…