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Engage or Contain? Future Policy Toward Russia Trilaterally Considered

April 24, 2014 • 10:00 – 11:30 am EDT

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Engage or Contain?:
Future Policy Toward Russia Trilaterally Considered


Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski
Former U.S. National Security Advisor

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky
Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs

His Excellency Andrzej Olechowski
Former Polish Foreign Minister

His Excellency Shotaro Oshima
Former Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister

Dr. Igor Yurgens
Chairman of INSOR Russia, Institute of Contemporary Development

Moderated by,

Ms. Heather A. Conley
Director and Senior Fellow, CSIS Europe Program

Thursday, April 24, 2014
10:00 - 11:30 AM
CSIS 2nd Floor Conference Room
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20036

Please join us for an interactive discussion on the occasion of the release of the Trilateral Commission’s latest report entitled, “Engaging Russia: A Return to Containment?”. The Trilateral Commission convenes experienced leaders within the private sector from Europe, North America, and Asia to research, analyze and assess pressing international challenges in an interconnected and interdependent world. This is the third in a series of reports on Russia that the Trilateral Commission has undertaken since 1995. For the first time, the Trilateral Commission solicited contributions from a group of Russian experts led by Dr. Igor Yurgens, Chairman of INSOR Russia: Institute of Contemporary Development. Former Polish Foreign Minister Andrzej Olechowski; Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs; former Deputy Foreign Minister of Japan Shotaro Oshima; and Dr. Yurgens will discuss the findings of the report and Dr. Zbignew Brzezinski will offer his reflections on the current state of Russia’s domestic and international affairs and what policy approaches the Trilateral countries should pursue towards Moscow in light of the crisis in Ukraine.

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This discussion will be ON THE RECORD