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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).

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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and 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, and the region through research and exchange.  Read more

Global Europe Program

The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, U.S.-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. It does this through scholars-in-residence, seminars, policy study groups, media commentary, international conferences and publications. Activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The program investigates European approaches to policy issues of importance to the United States, including globalization, digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance, and relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.  Read more

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