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Russia: Rival or Partner, or Both?
العربية: Project

Experts discuss U.S. policy options toward Russia including continued sanctions, possible cooperation with Russia in Syria, and responding to increased tensions surrounding the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

The What to Do About... series highlights a specific issue and features experts who will put forward competing analyses and policy prescriptions in a mock high-level U.S. government meeting.



Charles A. Kupchan

Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Professor of International Affairs, Georgetown University; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European Affairs, National Security Council (2014-2017)

Stephen Sestanovich

George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; former U.S. ambassador-at-large to the former Soviet Union (1997-2001)

Angela E. Stent

Professor and Director, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies, Georgetown University; former National Intelligence Officer for Russia and Eurasia, National Intelligence Council (2004-2006)


Evelyn N. Farkas

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, U.S. Department of Defense (2012-2015)

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