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William Hill | No Place for Russia: European Security Institutions Since 1989

March 16, 2021

Dr. William H. Hill presents his book talk, “No Place for Russia: European Security Institutions Since 1989” from his book of the same title, published by Columbia University Press. This lecture was given on Nov. 6, 2019 at the University of Washington.

This lecture is part of the 1989 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall series, organized by the Ellison Center of Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies.

The optimistic vision of a “Europe whole and free” after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 has given way to disillusionment, bitterness, and renewed hostility between Russia and the West. In No Place for Russia, William H. Hill traces the development of the post–Cold War European security order to explain today’s tensions, showing how attempts to integrate Russia into a unified Euro-Atlantic security order were gradually overshadowed by the domination of NATO and the EU—at Russia’s expense.

William H. Hill is professor emeritus of national security strategy at the National War College in Washington and a retired foreign service officer who served in various posts in Europe, the U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He is a Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute.