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Global Perspectives | German-Russian Relations

Date & Time

Nov. 16, 2021
9:30am – 10:30am ET




Relations between Russia and Germany are at a low point following Russia’s attempts to undermine German democracy, its annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine, and its human rights abuses at home, among other issues. However, Germany and Russia have retained deep economic ties throughout this ebbing of relations, especially in the energy sector, where Germany is a major importer of Russian gas and the end-point of the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Is the icy bilateral relationship here to stay? Might new German leadership move the relationship in a different direction? On November 16, Sabine Fischer will join us for a conversation on the state of German-Russian relations and what the future might hold.

View the surveys mentioned by Dr. Fischer here (Levada Center) and here (Pew).

Hosted By

Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier US center for advanced research on Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the South Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange.  Read more

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program is focused on Europe’s capabilities, and how it engages on critical global issues.  We investigate European approaches to critical global issues. We examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our initiatives include “Ukraine in Europe” – an examination of what it will take to make Ukraine’s European future a reality.  But we also examine the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE, Europe’s energy security, transatlantic trade disputes, and challenges to democracy. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media.  Read more

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