Nearly six years since Russia’s annexation of Crimea following the Euromaidan Revolution, US-Russian relations continue to have bleak prospects. The conflict between the two countries is not just about bilateral relations or regional proxies: it is about who leads the international system, and what countries get to define who is a legitimate actor. This conflict, though, has deep roots on post-Soviet Russian foreign policy. At this event, Rachel S. Salzman will discuss her recent book, Russia, BRICS, and the Disruption of Global Order (Georgetown University Press), which tells the story of how and why Russia pushed to establish the BRICS group (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), and the role BRICS plays in Russian foreign policy in the context of US-Russian relations. The discussion will consider how BRICS has evolved over the past decade, and how BRICS politics interact with contemporary US-Russian and Sino-Russian relations.
Bookselling and signing to follow the event.
This event is made possible by the generous support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Visiting Scholar, Department of European and Eurasian Studies, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies