in the wake of

in the wake of (following directly on; in the aftermath of; as a consequence of.) — по пятам, по следам, вслед за (каким-либо событием); как результат чего-либо; вследствие, в результате (чего-либо)

Example 1:... in the wake of the events of September 11, 2001 —... вскоре после событий 11 сентября 2001 г.
...In the wake of World War I, ... — ...Сразу после Первой мировой войны

Example 2: The reports from the Federal Trade Commission emerged in the wake of the Columbine shootings, which saw the U.S. Congress expressing increasing concern about the relationship between American youth and the mass media.

Example 2: In the wake of the Columbine incident, thousands of schools were on edge, and students who in some way resembled Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold were viewed suspiciously. ....

leave in the wake — оставлять за собой

Example: The war left destruction and famine in its wake

wake (the visible track of turbulence left by something moving through water: the wake of a ship. A track, course, or condition left behind something that has passed) — кильватерная струя