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U.S. and Western Policy Towards Russia

December 3, 2015 • 3:00 – 4:30 pm EST

Cooperation, Containment, or Something Else Entirely?

The Russian annexation of Crimea has led to over two years of debate regarding Washington’s strategy towards Moscow. Today, with Ukraine somewhat quieter and seeming progress towards cooperation on Syria, are more cooperative approaches possible? What should be Washington’s goals in engaging with Russia, or responding to it on the global stage? Are there tools that have not yet been tried, and what can they attain where other efforts have failed? Vladislav Inozemtsev, prominent Russian economist and visiting fellow at CSIS, will outline his views of what’s possible, what’s likely, and what should be done by the United States as it reevaluates its Russia policies. Olga Oliker, Director of the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program, will provide commentary. The event will be moderated by Jeffrey Mankoff, Deputy Director of the CSIS Russia and Eurasia Program.


Vladislav Inozemtsev
Director, Center for Post-Industrial Studies (Moscow);
Visiting Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program and the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy, CSIS


Olga Oliker
Senior Adviser and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

moderated by

Jeffrey Mankoff
Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS



Jeffrey Mankoff
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program

Olga Oliker