Join the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) for a discussion that will address both the domestic and foreign policy challenges facing Vladimir Putin, and how Putin appears to be doing in meeting those challenges.
Join Columbia's Harriman Institute and NYU’s Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia for the second meeting of the 2019-2020 New York Russia Public Policy Seminar. As the United States enters the next phase of the impeachment process, join a panel of experts as they consider what this means for Ukraine, Ukraine’s relations with Russia and Russia and Ukraine’s relations with the U.S. moving forward.
Join the Wilson Center's Kennan Institute for a talk on Russia's presence in the Middle East as new tensions rock the region. What are Russia’s strategic objectives in this moment of change? Is Russia looking to fill the power vacuum left by a weakening Iran? Two top Israeli analysts offer their perspectives.
Vladimir Putin caught much of Russia’s ruling elite off guard when he fired the entire government on Jan. 15. With implementation of Putin’s much-prized national projects by the government in trouble and real incomes declining year after year, it was, perhaps, only a matter of time before Russia’s ultimate decision-maker was to sacrifice someone from the government’s socio-economic bloc. However, few Kremlin insiders expected Putin to fire not only all the ministers, but also the premier (and one-time president), Dmitry Medvedev, with more than four years still left in Putin’s fourth term. Yes, Medvedev has been chronically unpopular, but some Kremlin watchers thought that the loyal premier would only be axed sometime closer to the end of Putin’s fourth term to please the public ahead of a reconfiguration of power in Russia in 2024.
With the demise of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) and an unclear future for New START, U.S.-Russian arms control is in dire condition. Join CSIS for an analysis of the different options for U.S.-Russian arms control with Andrey Baklitskiy.
Join Georgetown University's Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies for a lecture by Dr. Bobo Lo. He has written extensively on Russian foreign policy, and his latest book is titled "A Wary Embrace: What the China-Russia Relationship Means for the World."