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Russia's Foreign Policy: New Spheres of Influence?

Two years into the conflict in Ukraine and five years into the war in Syria, Russian foreign policy looms larger than ever. Though sanctions have taken a toll, and relations with the West continue to weaken, President Vladimir Putin is doubling down on Russian influence in both Europe and the Middle East. With no end in sight, is a larger clash with the West inevitable? What more can the United States and Europe do to address Russian policies? And what role, if any, should Russia play in resolving the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine?

On Monday, February 22, these questions, and more, will be debated by policymakers, scholars and journalists, including former U.S. Ambassador John Herbst, Buzzfeed World editor Miriam Elder, German Marshall Fund Senior VP Ivan Vejvoda and Transatlantic Senior Fellow Marie Mendras. 

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Date and Time
February 22, 2016
9:00am - 1:00pm Local Time

Kenney-Herter Auditorium - The Nitze Building

Intended Audience
Open to Public and Media

Academic Program Host
Conflict Management

Student Group Host
Global Security and Conflict Management Club

External Event Host
The Transatlantic Academy

Event Type
General Event