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Keynote Address: Thinking about Russia Strategically

Thomas Graham

Dr. Thomas Graham, distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, presents his insights on the situation in the world today, the objectives of Russia and the West, as well as the priorities of U.S. Russia policy going forward. In English

Keynote Address: Thinking about Russia Strategically | Thomas Graham

In English

Keynote Address: Thinking about Russia Strategically | Thomas Graham

In English

Dmitri Trenin

The Drivers of Russian Foreign Policy

Dmitri Trenin

Dr. Dmitri Trenin, Research Professor at the Higher School of Economics, analyzes the current agenda of the Kremlin and the considerations that led it to wage war in the first place. In English

The Drivers of Russian Foreign Policy | Dmitri Trenin

In English

The Drivers of Russian Foreign Policy | Dmitri Trenin

In English

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Origins and Course of the Russia-Ukraine War

Steven Pifer

Ambassador Steven Pifer presents his insights on the historical origins of the Russia-Ukraine war, including the Kremlin’s motivations for invading, and predicts the conflict’s future trajectory. In English

 

Origins and Course of the Russia-Ukraine War

In English

Origins and Course of the Russia-Ukraine War | Steven Pifer

In English

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Looking from the East: A Chinese Perspective on Russia

Henry Wang

Moderated by Alexander Gabuev

Henry Wang, Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization, speaks about the historical and current conditions that shaped the Russia-China partnership and proposes a multilateral path toward peace in Ukraine. In English

Looking from the East: A Chinese Perspective on Russia | Henry Wang

In English

Looking from the East: A Chinese Perspective on Russia | Henry Wang

In English

Alexander Gabuev

Looking East: Pax Sinica in the Making?

Alexander Gabuev

Alexander Gabuev, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, discusses the foundations of the Russia-China relationship and its evolution against the background of the conflict in Ukraine. In Russian

Looking East: Pax Sinica in the Making? | Alexander Gabuev

In Russian

Looking East: Pax Sinica in the Making? | Alexander Gabuev

In Russian

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Looking West: U.S. – Russia Relations

Thomas Graham

Thomas Graham, distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, analyzes the two main pillars of U.S. policy toward Russia after 1991, explaining each administration’s rationale for following the grand strategy and how it led to crisis. In English

Looking West: U.S.-Russia Relations | Thomas Graham

In English

Looking West: U.S.-Russia Relations | Thomas Graham

In English

Nikolay Kozhanov

Looking from the South: A MENA Perspective on Russia

Nikolay Kozhanov

Moderated by Hanna Notte

Nikolay Kozhanov, Research Associate Professor at Qatar University’s Gulf Studies Center, presents his analysis of how MENA countries have perceived Russia’s role in the region since 1991. In Russian

Looking from the South: A MENA Perspective on Russia | Nikolay Kozhanov

In Russian

Looking from the South - A MENA Perspective on Russia | Nikolay Kozhanov and Hanna Notte

In Russian
 

Hanna Notte

Looking South: Russia’s Relations with the Middle East and North Africa

Hanna Notte

Hanna Notte analyzes the prisms through which Russia views the MENA region and provides a comprehensive overview of Russia’s regional foreign policy interests and strategies.

Looking South: Russia's Relations with the Middle East and North Africa

Looking South Russia’s Relations with the Middle East and North Africa | Hanna Notte

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An Indian Perspective on Russia

Venkatesh Varma

Moderated by Hanna Notte

Amb. Venkatesh Varma analyzes the factors of stability in the India-Russia relationship and outlines how the conflict in Ukraine is seen from New Delhi.

An Indian Perspective on Russia | Amb. Venkatesh Varma

An Indian Perspective on Russia | Venkatesh Varma

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Russia and Turkey after the Invasion of Ukraine

Galip Dalay in Conversation with Hanna Notte

Galip Dalay and Hanna Notte discuss Turkey’s geopolitical balancing act between the West and Russia, focusing on the cooperation and competition between Moscow and Ankara in such aspects as defense, energy, and conflict resolution.

Russia and Turkey after the Invasion of Ukraine | Galip Dalay in Conversation with Hanna Notte

Russia and Turkey after the Invasion of Ukraine | Galip Dalay in Conversation with Hanna Notte

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Russia’s Relations with the EU (Case Study: Germany) - Feb. 2022 as a Point of No Return?

Liana Fix

Moderated by Michael Kimmage

Liana Fix explains the international and domestic factors that have shaped Germany’s policy approach toward Russia since the 1990s, particularly in the spheres of security, energy, and conflict resolution.

 

Russia's Relations with the EU (Case Study: Germany) - Feb. 2022 as a Point of No Return? | Liana Fix

Russia’s Relations with the EU (Case Study Germany) - Feb. 2022 as a Point of No Return | Liana Fix | Michael Kimmage

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Sanctions, Economic Power, and Economic Stability

Edward Fishman | Adam Stulberg

Moderated by Michael Kimmage

Edward Fishman presents his insights on how sanctions became the preferred U.S. policy response to Russian aggression in 2014 and 2022, followed by Adam Stulberg’s discussion of the theoretical considerations that factor into the sanctions-related policy calculus.

Sanctions, Economic Power, and Economic Stability | Edward Fishman and Adam Stulberg

Sanctions, Economic Power, and Economic Stability | Edward Fishman and Adam Stulberg

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How Will the War in Ukraine End? A Western Perspective

Rose Gottemoeller | Siegfried Hecker | David Holloway | Sam Charap

Moderated by Hanna Notte

Panelists Rose Gottemoeller, Siegfried Hecker, David Holloway and Sam Charap discuss the possible outcomes of the war in Ukraine as well as its grave implications for strategic stability and the global nuclear order.

 

How Will the War in Ukraine End? A Western Perspective | Rose Gottemoeller, Siegfried Hecker, David Holloway and Sam Charap

How Will the War in Ukraine End? A Western Perspective | Rose Gottemoeller, Siegfried Hecker, David Holloway and Sam Charap

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Russia’s Soft Power

Marlene Laruelle | Vuk Vuksanovic

Moderated by Jade McGlynn

Marlene Laruelle and Vuk Vuksanovic discuss the sources of Russian soft power and the Kremlin’s flexible tactics of projecting influence abroad. The discussion focuses in particular on the Balkans, where local actors play a significant role in amplifying Russian narratives.

Russia’s Soft Power | Marlene Laruelle and Vuk Vuksanovic

Russia’s Soft Power | Marlene Laruelle and Vuk Vuksanovic

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The Role of the Siloviki in Russian Society

Mark Galeotti

Mark Galeotti demystifies the “siloviki” by unpacking their identity, diversity, and influence over Russian elite policymaking and society at large.

The Role of the Siloviki in Russian Society | Mark Galeotti

The Role of the Siloviki in Russian Society | Mark Galeotti

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Roundtable: What is Power?

Mark Galeotti, Michael Kofman and Marlene Laruelle

Moderated by Michael Kimmage

Mark Galeotti, Michael Kofman, and Marlene Laruelle discuss Russian power at the intersection of military might, elite loyalty, and public support.

Roundtable - What is Power | Mark Galeotti, Michael Kofman and Marlene Laruelle

Roundtable - What is Power | Mark Galeotti, Michael Kofman and Marlene Laruelle

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The Politics of Emotions and Values in International Relations

Regina Elsner, Andrei Tsygankov and Zheng Wang

Moderated by Jade McGlynn

Regina Elsner, Andrei Tsygankov and Zheng Wang discuss the role of emotions, values, and historical memory in international relations and reveal the limitations of rationality-based explanations in particular instances.

The Politics of Emotions and Values in International Relations | Regina Elsner, Andrei Tsygankov and Zheng Wang

The Politics of Emotions and Values in International Relations | Regina Elsner, Andrei Tsygankov and Zheng Wang

Yuri Slezkine

Soviet Legacies

Yuri Slezkine

Moderated by Jade McGlynn

Yuri Slezkine and Jade McGlynn speak about the legacies, memories, and identities associated with the Soviet Union as they are experienced in Russia and its neighboring states.

Soviet Legacies | Yuri Slezkine

Soviet Legacies | Yuri Slezkine

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Narratives on the Collapse of the USSR: A Roundtable Discussion

Serhii Plokhii, Sergey Radchenko and Vladislav Zubok

Moderated by Michael Kimmage

Serhii Plokhii, Sergey Radchenko, and Vladislav Zubok offer unique insights on the how and why of the Soviet collapse in a roundtable that challenges popular historiographical myths about the world-shaking event.

Narratives on the Collapse of the USSR - A Roundtable Discussion | Serhii Plokhii, Sergei Radchenko and Vladislav Zubok

Narratives on the Collapse of the USSR - A Roundtable Discussion | Serhii Plokhii, Sergei Radchenko and Vladislav Zubok

Andrei Zorin

Russian Messianism and Cultural Identity I

Andrei Zorin

Andrei Zorin, Professor of Russian and Fellow of New College, Oxford University, discusses Russia’s myth of national transformation, particularly the five transformations that have shaped the country’s historical course, from the adoption of Christianity to the 2022 war in Ukraine.

Russian Messianism and Cultural Identity I | Andrei Zorin

Russian Messianism and Cultural Identity I | Andrei Zorin

Andrei Zorin

Russian Messianism and Cultural Identity II

Andrei Zorin

Andrei Zorin, Professor of Russian and Fellow of New College, Oxford University, discusses Russia’s mythology of supreme power in its traditional and modern iterations as well as the nuances of Russian national identity.

Russian Messianism and Cultural Identity II | Andrei Zorin

Russian Messianism and Cultural Identity II | Andrei Zorin

Ivan Kurilla

The Politics of Memory in Contemporary Russia

Ivan Kurilla

Moderated by Jade McGlynn

Ivan Kurilla and Jade McGlynn discuss the importance of history in politics and vice versa, analyzing the ways in which political actors are at once shaping, and shaped by, the past.

The Politics of Memory in Contemporary Russia | Ivan Kurilla

The Politics of Memory in Contemporary Russia | Ivan Kurilla

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Reconciling Visions of the Past - In Theory and in Practice

Hans Gutbrod

Hans Gutbrod, Associate Professor at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, elaborates on the ethics of political commemoration, using just war theory to develop a framework for making memory politics more constructive and sustainable.

 

Reconciling Visions of the Past - In Theory and in Practice | Hans Gutbrod

Reconciling Visions of the Past - In Theory and in Practice | Hans Gutbrod

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Russian Futures: A Panel Discussion

Robert Legvold | Dmitri Trenin

Moderated by Michael Kimmage

Robert Legvold and Dmitri Trenin discuss the possible future scenarios faced by the Russian state, addressing the state leaders’ perception of the status quo, their goals, and the challenges they must confront in both domestic and foreign policy. 

Russian Futures: A Panel Discussion | Robert Legvold and Dmitri Trenin

Russian Futures: A Panel Discussion | Robert Legvold and Dmitri Trenin