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Westernization in the Post-Soviet Region

  • Congressional Room South, Capitol Visitor Center (map)


The Transatlantic Leadership Network and StrategEast
invite you to join us for a special event:

Westernization in the Post-Soviet Region

a discussion with Anatoly Motkin, Founder & President of StrategEast, on the 2019 Westernization Report

Friday, May 10, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Ambassador Michael Brodsky, CEO, StrategEast

Opening Remarks:
Michael Haltzel, Chairman, Transatlantic Leadership Network

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center
Congressional Room South
1st St N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20515

Since the end of the Cold War, the 15 successor states to the Soviet Union have adopted different paths to their economic and political transition. Some, like those in the Baltics, have become democratic and liberal, while others, such as Belarus and Tajikistan, remain authoritarian regimes.

‘The Westernization Report’, issued by the Washington D.C.-based StrategEast think-tank, describes the most important political and economic events that occurred in 14 post-Soviet countries (excluding Russia) in 2018. Such events include a peaceful revolution in Armenia; the transition of Kazakhstan to the Latin alphabet; blockchain innovations in Lithuania, and a major tax reform in Uzbekistan. The Report also addresses the shared challenges these countries face in the process of (re-)building their states and institutions since 1991, and provides an indication of which are continuing a transition to ‘Westernization’ and which are adopting alternative ideas.