A roundtable discussion of the future of US-Russian Relation
During President Obama's first term, Russia and the US concluded a new START treaty and cooperated to support NATO actions in Afghanistan, even as they disagreed over events in the Middle East and US plans for missile defense in Europe. Although newly (re)elected Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited President Obama to Moscow, he consistently blames the United States for domestic unrest and for attempting to undermine Russian allies abroad. Given the dramatic events around the world -from the upheavals in the Middle East, to North Korean threats to launch new missiles, to the Iranian nuclear question- it is time to explore the fate of the "reset."
The panelists will address the future of US-Russian relation, the obstacles to cooperation in the Middle East, both countries' "pivots" toward Asia, and the general state of US strategic thinking.
Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director. Russia and Eurasia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Matthew Ouimet, Senior Analyst, Office of Analysis for Russia and Eurasia, Department of State.
Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science and Director Security Studies Program, MIT
Carol Saivetz, Research Affiliate, Security Studies Program and Lecturer in Political Science
This is a Starr Forum event and is part of the Skoltech & MIT-Russia Distinguished Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the MIT Center for International Studies, MISTI MIT-Russia, Security Studies Program, MIT Skoltech Initiative, Skolkovo Foundation and Skoltech