Insights

Writing. Convening. Teaching. Training. Modeling. Experimenting. Engaging. Across time zones and international boundaries, members of our community are at work. Our “Insights” gallery is a multimedia guide to intellectual life at the Davis Center.

The evolution of Central Asia’s eastern linkages is capturing the attention of scholars and policymakers alike, but a focus on China and India has obscured the unique roles of other regional actors.

A recent documentary by Sergei Loznitsa provides a stark reminder of Stalin’s legacy and allure, writes Joshua Rubenstein.

Research by Isabelle DeSisto, A.B./A.M. ’20, reveals that differing political dynamics within Belarus and Ukraine led to divergent aid flows to children following the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan may lead to serious threats to Central Asia’s security, writes Aidai Masylkanova.

A longtime friend and associate of the Center who was known for her work on the John F. Kennedy assassination, Priscilla Johnson McMillan, A.M. ’53, died July 7 at the age of 92.

The beginning of the Open Skies Treaty marked a new period of friendship between Russia and the United States. Its demise is the latest in a series of turns for the worse.

When the archives are closed, why not sit down, rethink history, and convene an international conference?

The reopening of channels of communication between the United States and Russia is an important, positive outcome of the meeting, writes Alexandra Vacroux.

The U.S. and Russian leaders should seize the opportunity to achieve greater stability, if not cooperation, writes political scientist Igor Istomin.