Dictatorship has not won in Romania. Thinking back to Zbignew Brzezinski's tripartite categorization of democracy--functional, dysfunctional, and fictitious--Romania falls somewhere between the first and second categories. The driving forces in the recent elections were emotion, despair, and cynicism, but not ideology; this was neither a vote for nor against democracy.
Presenters: David Albright, Institute for Science and International Security and Jon Wolfsthal, Associate, Carnegie Non-Proliferation Project
Rose Gottemoeller and Thomas Graham, Senior Associates at Carnegie Endowment, and Andrew Kuchins, Director of the Russian and Eurasian Program, discussed Russian geopolitics and nuclear security. The panel was moderated Thomas Carothers, Vice President of Studies. For video clips and transcripts, <a href="http://www.ceip.org/files/daysofputin/205days.htm">click here</a>.
Senior Associates Anatol Lieven and Martha Brill Olcott and Visiting Scholar Shlomo Avineri discuss Russia and the security challenges from the south.
"Armed incursions into Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan by radical Islamists whose declared aim is to establish a religious state in Central Asia have sent shock waves through Central Asia and have drawn as much international attention to the region as any issue since independence."
Presentation at the College of William and Mary by Carnegie Senior Associate Joseph Cirincione
Speaker: Dr. Khidhir Hamza, Former Director of Iraq's Nuclear Weapons Program, and Author of <i><a href="http://www.simonandschuster.com/book/default_book.cfm?isbn=0684873869">Saddam's Bombmaker: The Terrifying Inside Story of the Iraqi Nuclear and Biological Weapons Agenda</a> </i>with Jeff Stein.<br> Chair: Joseph Cirincione, Director, <a href="http://www.ceip.org/npp">Carnegie Non-Proliferation Project</a>
The Diane Rehm Show, National Public Radio
Presentation by Nikolai Petrov, Visiting Associate Professor, Macalester College
Remarks made by Joseph Cirincione at an Arms Control Association Press Briefing