A series of discussions on democracy in oil producing countries moderated by Martha Olcott and Marina Ottaway. Held February to May 2000. Minutes from <a href="http://beta.ceip.org/files/events/studygroupoil1.asp?p=1">Session 1</a>, <a href="http://beta.ceip.org/files/events/studygroupoil2.asp?p=1">Session 2</a>, and <a href="http://beta.ceip.org/files/events/studygroupoil3.asp?p=1">Session 3</a>.
History of the Nuclear Age Series
Presentations by Michael McFaul, Thomas Graham, Anatol Lieven, and Lilia Shevtsova.
The "revolutionary stage" of the post-Soviet era is over. Russia is now facing a second conversion: from the post-Soviet era of transition into a consolidated Russian nation-state. The priority for the Yeltsin regime was to minimize the harm of the fragmentation of the Soviet Union. For Putin, the priority will be to create a new unified national identity.
Carnegie Non-Proliferation Conference
Presentation by Yegor Gaidar, former acting prime minister of Russia