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US-Russia Relations: Regional and Global Conflict

As regional conflicts flare up throughout the Middle East and humanitarian crises demand urgent attention, two global actors with outsized international influence are experiencing the worst bilateral relations in recent history. With greatly reduced official contacts, how can the U.S. and Russia manage the risks of escalation in a world of rapidly shifting geopolitical alliances and changing international norms?

Date & Time

Monday
Oct. 31, 2016
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Overview

As regional conflicts flare up throughout the Middle East and humanitarian crises demand urgent attention, two global actors with outsized international influence are experiencing the worst bilateral relations in recent history. With greatly reduced official contacts, how can the U.S. and Russia manage the risks of escalation in a world of rapidly shifting geopolitical alliances and changing international norms?

Speaker

Dr. Yuri Shafranik

Chairman and Founder, International Group Soyuzneftegaz Board of Directors; Chairman, Board of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia; Minister of Energy, Russian Federation (1993-1996); Governor, Tyumen Region (1990-1993)
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Hosted By

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

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