There’s Something About Russia

Date : Jun 20, 2017
Time : 6:00PM To 8:00PM
Place : Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20004

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Since the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the USSR, the Russian Federation, its successor, has struggled to redefine itself in the post-Cold war era.  This has often brought them into contention with the United States.  Despite a “reset” of relations in 2009, the two countries have remained adversarial, facing each other on opposite sides of multiple international issues such as the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the expansion of NATO.  Accusations of interfering in domestic affairs have been made by both sides.  What does the U.S. need to understand about Russia?  What motivates Russia’s policy objectives?  What about Russia’s history can help inform the present? 

Join the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC with its expert panelists as we explore Russia, its history and motivations.

Panelist: Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow - Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

Panelist: Dr. William Pomeranz, Deputy Director, Kennan Institute - Wilson Center

Panelist: Hannah Thoburn, Research Fellow - Hudson Institute

Moderator: Anna Gawel, Managing Editor, News Columnist - The Washington Diplomat

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