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    Cold War Espionage in Eastern Europe

    Historians talked about intelligence gathering and espionage in Eastern Europe, especially during the early Cold War, and how the Allies countered Communist propaganda. This event was part of a…

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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Europe

    Historians talked about the Reagan administration’s Cold War relationships with the Soviet Union, Poland, and other European countries. This program was part of a three-day conference titled…

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    Winston Churchill and Post-World War II Poltics

    Alan Watson talked about his book, Churchill’s Legacy: Two Speeches to Save the World. His talk was part of a Westminster College commemoration the 70th anniversary of British Prime Minister Winston…

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    Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Remarks to the Polish American Congress

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump spoke to a meeting of the Polish American Congress at the office of the Polish National Alliance in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Trump spoke about the need…

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    Q&A with Robert Kaplan

    Robert Kaplan, a contributing editor with The Atlantic, talked about his book, In Europe’s Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond.

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    European Security and Diplomacy

    European diplomats and scholars participated in an discussion on the role of diplomacy in strengthening European security. They talked about the implications of the conflict in Ukraine, as…

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    The Butcher's Trail

    Julian Borger talked about his book, The Butcher’s Trail: How the Search for Balkan War Criminals Became the World’s Most Successful Manhunt, about the manhunt for indicted Balkan war…

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    The Crime and the Silence

    Anna Bikont talked about her book The Crime and the Silence, in which she examines the deaths of hundreds of Jews, who were forced into a barn that was set afire in the Polish town of…

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    Eastern European Politics

    Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis spoke about the geopolitical situation in Eastern Europe, his plans for increased defense spending, and the refugee crisis in Europe.

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    Threats to Europe

    The French and Spanish ambassadors to the U.S. and former Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky discussed the continuing threats to Europe such as Russia’s annexation of Crimea and residents…

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    Flashpoints

    George Friedman talked about his book, Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe, about the future of Europe and the potential for conflict in the coming years. He spoke at Politics &…

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    Book Discussion Havel

    Michael Zantovsky, former press secretary and adviser to Vaclav Havel, talked about his book, Havel: A Life, about the Czech dissident’s life and leadership of Czechoslovakia and the Czech…

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    Polish Solidarity Leader Lech Walesa Address

    Polish union leader Lech Walesa addressed a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. He talked about the history of freedom and peace in Poland and relations with Soviet Russia. Walesa was…

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    U.S. Relations with Balkan States

    Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) talked about his visit to Kosovo, Serbia, Croatia, Albania, and Montenegro, where he met with both government officials and the public to discuss U.S. policies and engagement in…

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    Q&A with Anne Applebaum

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum talked about her book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. She used newly opened archives and conducted interviews to examine the effects of communist…

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    European Energy Reliance on Russia

    State Department officials and scholars testified at a hearing on Europe’s energy reliance on Russia. Other topics included U.S. and EU roles in strengthening Ukraine and helping it…

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    Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg

    Congress posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal to Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg for saving tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust. He was detained by…

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    25th Anniversary of Polish Freedom Day

    President Obama made remarks at a ceremony in Castle Square in Warsaw marking the 25th anniversary of Poland’s first free elections. President Obama contrasted that Polish anniversary with the…

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    U.S.-Poland Defense Relations

    Secretary Chuck Hagel and Poland’s Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak held a joint press conference on U.S.-Poland military relations and response efforts regarding Russian intervention in…

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    Bosnia, Intelligence, and the Clinton Presidency

    Bill Clinton, Madeline Albright, and others participated in a declassification event, in which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library released…

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