Context

Open letter of 36 Ukrainian alumni of the Kennan Institute regarding the co-sponsorship by the Kennan Institute, together with the Russian Embassy in the US, of the concert “For Unity” (October 31, 2017).

Kennan Institute’s call for applications for the new position of the research director on Ukraine, later reformatted as principal investigator on Ukraine (December 19, 2017).

Announcement by the Kennan Institute of Professor Mikhail Minakov has been engaged as the principal investigator on Ukraine; about additional research grants for Ukrainian scholars; and about the departure of the Kyiv Office director Dr. Kateryna Smagliy.

Open letter of 31 Ukrainian alumni of the Kennan Institute regarding the dismissal of the former director of the Kyiv Office, the politics of the Institute towards Ukraine and Russia, location of the program on Ukraine within Wilson Center, and the appointment of Professor Minakov to the separate position of the principal investigator (February 27, 2018).

Statement by the President and CEO of the Wilson Center, Jane Harman, announcing the closing of the Kennan Kyiv Office and expressing confidence in the Institute’s leadership (March 1, 2018).

Op-ed in the French newspaper Le Monde by Professor Minakov that was often cited as proof of his alleged one-sidedness or anti-Ukrainian bias, published in the “Debate” section together with an op-ed by Tetyana Ogarkova and Volodymyr Yermolenko (September 1, 2017). We invite you to read accurate translations of the op-eds into English and Ukrainian.

Op-ed by Dr. Kateryna Smagliy taking position on her dismissal and the politics of the Kennan Institute (February 28, 2018).

Complete list of Professor Minakov’s publications.