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Global Perspectives | UK-Russia Relations

Date & Time

Oct. 15, 2021
1:00pm – 2:00pm ET




Relations between the United Kingdom and Russia have remained at a freezing point following Russia’s annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine, the Skripal poisoning, and subsequent western sanctions, among a host of other issues. In the UK’s Integrated Review released in March 2021 Russia is bluntly referred to as “the most acute threat” to the UK’s security. However, both the UK and Russia have mutual interests in a variety of issues including climate change, arms control and nonproliferation, strategic stability, and public health. Are tense relations between the UK and Russia here to stay? Might there still be room for bilateral or multilateral dialogue? On October 15, join us for a conversation with Andrew Monaghan on the state of UK-Russia relations and what the future might hold.

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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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