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Watch: Chair in US-Russia Relations Breaks Down Whether Sanctions on Russia are Working

In February, the John W. Kluge Center brought together experts on US-Russia relations to discuss the efficacy of the ongoing sanctions on Russia.

Jim Goldgeier, the most recent Library of Congress Chair in US-Russia Relations, started off the talk by explaining the significance of the topic. “Given the role of Congress in this, and given that a lot of the discussion has been about the imposition of the sanctions, or the ability to maintain the sanctions, I thought it important to make sure we got into a conversation about how to assess their impact,” he said.

Goldgeier moderated a panel with Peter Herrell and Andrea Kendall-Taylor from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), and Andrew S. Weiss from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Watch the full discussion here:

Anxiety and Ambivalence in the Asia-Pacific region: The Dark Shadow of U.S.-China Strategic Competition

The following is a guest post by Minxin Pei, Library of Congress Chair in U.S.-China relations. Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ’72 professor of government and the director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies at Claremont McKenna College. He is also a non-resident senior fellow with the Asia program at […]

Kluge Center Event Marks the Centennial of the Paris Peace Conference

On Wednesday, January 16, the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress will host “The United States and the World: Legacies of the Paris Peace Conference”. This event marks the 100th anniversary of the Paris Peace Conference, which ended World War I and previewed many of the issues that would define international affairs […]

Cuba After Castro: A Conversation with Lanie Millar

Lanie Millar is an assistant professor in the Department of Romance Languages at the University of Oregon. While at the Library of Congress on a Kluge Fellowship, she is doing research for her book manuscript on post-revolutionary literature from Cuba and Angola. Her project is titled, “Cuba and Angola: Cultural Conversations Before and After the Cold […]

Profiles in Leadership: Statesmen Who Made Breakthroughs for Peace and Security

As the 2015-2016 Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations at the Library of Congress, political scientist Bruce Jentleson is writing and researching a new book on transformational leaders of the 20th century who made major breakthroughs for peace and security — and what lessons may exist for the 21st century. He […]

Inouye Back for Year Two

Our big event at the Kluge Center this April is the second annual Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture. Last year’s inaugural “lecture” featured former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell discussing shared values in U.S. foreign policy. This year’s event features Norman Y. Mineta, former Secretary of Transportation, and Alan K. Simpson, retired […]

Tony Blair at the Library of Congress

Last week the Kluge Center hosted the Right Honourable Tony Blair to deliver the Seventh Kissinger Lecture at the Library of Congress. The former Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland addressed the challenges posed by Islamic extremism and strategies to defeat the threat. He was then joined by the Honorable Martin S. Indyk, […]

Madeleine Albright Returns to the Library of Congress–Where She Wrote Her Dissertation

Earlier this fiscal year–last calendar year–Madeleine Albright sat on the Coolidge Auditorium stage inside the Library of Congress and thanked the Library for helping her to write her doctoral dissertation. “I’d like to thank the Library of Congress,” she said on the morning of November 19, 2014. “I wrote my dissertation on the role of […]

Perspectives on War and Peace at #ScholarFest

Over the past fifteen years the Kluge Center has been fortunate to host several distinguished foreign policy scholars and practitioners through our Kissinger Program. Fifteen scholars have held the Henry A. Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, conducting research in the Library’s collections and engaging in dialogue with policymakers and the public. Several […]