This is a re-posting of an original blog post published on Thursday, November 20, 2014. To see the original post, please read http://eucenterillinois.blogspot.com/2014/11/1914-revisited-eu-us-russian-triangle.html
The European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh held a roundtable discussion entitled “1914 Revisted? The EU-US-Russian Triangle” as part of their Conversations on Europe series on October 21, 2014. The EUC had one panelist participate in this discussion — Mark Steinberg, Professor of History at the University of Illinois. The other panelists who participated were Carol Saivetz (Harvard); Gregor Thum (University of Pittsburgh); Frank Furedi (author of First World War: Still No End in Sight); and Andrew Konitzer (University of Pittsburgh).
From the abstract for the roundtable:
The centenary anniversary of the Great War has invited numerous commentators to make comparisons between the events leading up to the outbreak of war in 1914 and the current Ukrainian Crisis. This session of the EUCE’s virtual roundtable series asks experts to comment on these comparisons. Can we learn anything about effective conflict prevention from that earlier period? Or are such comparisons too facile, and deceptive?
The video can be viewed on Youtube or below: