Join CGI for a discussion on why Russia invades its neighbors.
Join CGI for the release of its latest report on U.S.-Russia relations.
In advance of the publication of the book “Arrested Development: Rethinking Politics in Putin’s Russia,” CGI hosted a panel with co-authors Maria Lipman, Nikolay Petrov, Kirill Rogov, Andrei Soldatov and Daniel Treisman on the forces shaping domestic Russian politics.
Ahead of the U.S. presidential election and the September parliamentary elections in Russia, CGI held a discussion with Stephen Fish (UC Berkeley), Steven Sestanovich (CFR) and Igor Zevelev (Woodrow Wilson Center) on the role of U.S.-Russia relations in each country’s respective campaigns.
Russia is home to one of Europe’s largest HIV/AIDS populations. CGI hosted Robert Heimer and Judyth Twigg, two leading experts in the fields of epidemiology, demography and public health, to discuss the future of Russia’s struggle with the crisis.
A discussion on Russia’s military modernization and what it means for the West with Michael Kofman (CNA) and Nikolas Gvosdev (Naval War College).
A discussion with Sergey Markedonov, a leading Russian expert on the Caucasus, and John Evans, former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, on Russia’s role in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Is democracy exportable? Lincoln Mitchell, author of The Democracy Promotion Paradox, draws on his experiences in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe to explore the role of democracy promotion in U.S. foreign policy.
A discussion with British best-selling author and historian Simon Sebag Montefiore on his latest book, The Romanovs: 1613-1918.
A discussion with Kirill Rogov, visiting fellow at the Kennan Institute, about the challenges of working with poll data in Russia.
On April 14, the Center on Global Interests held a discussion with Thomas Graham of Kissinger Associates, Andrew Kuchins of Georgetown University, and CGI President Nikolai Zlobin to debate how the next U.S. president should approach Russia.
A panel discussion with: Stanislav Kucher, journalist, talk show host and columnist, Snob.ru Natella Boltyanskaya, Echo of Moscow and Novaya Gazeta; Starovoitova Fellow, Kennan Institute Anton Ryzhov, Committee Against Torture; Starovoitova Fellow, Kennan Institute Moderator: Nikolai Zlobin, President and Founder, Center on Global Interests As Russia prepares for parliamentary elections this fall, the country’s domestic situation remains in flux. An […]
A panel discussion with: Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations Joshua Walker, German Marshall Fund E. Wayne Merry, American Foreign Policy Council Moderator: Clyde Prestowitz, President and Founder of the Economic Strategic Institute Japan-Russia relations are at an important crossroads. This May, Japan will preside over the annual meeting of G7 countries, a club that […]
With Russia’s intervention in the Syrian conflict and Iran’s return from global isolation, the year 2015 was a watershed for the Middle East. Today the situation remains in flux, with renewed tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia and Turkey’s increasing clampdown on Kurdish fighters. Following the start of the latest round of Syria peace talks, the Center on […]
The escalating tensions between Turkey and Russia—brought to a head with the Turkish downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber jet in late November—exposed the competing objectives that presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin are pursuing in Syria. Since that incident Russia has adopted sanctions and restricted tourism to Turkey, while Moscow and Ankara have […]
While presidential elections usually steal the headlines, it is regional elections that often reveal the most about Russia’s political system. What strategies does the opposition use to challenge the ruling United Russia party, and how does the Kremlin respond? How has the role of opposition parties evolved since Vladimir Putin returned to the presidency in […]
Throughout the Cold War era, the triangular relationship formed between the United States, China, and Russia was central to forming modern global order. Today’s geopolitical and economic challenges have brought renewed urgency to understanding the evolving motivations of each of these powers in their relationships with one another. On October 23, 2015, the Center […]
The recent closure of the American Center in Moscow is the latest symbol of the eroding US-Russia relationship. Meanwhile, solving numerous issues, including Syria, Iran, and the Ukraine crisis requires greater collaboration between Washington and Moscow. How can leaders on both sides reconcile their differences to begin to address these challenges? What innovative approaches can […]
As Congress prepares to vote on the Iran deal, our panel of distinguished experts will discuss the national-security stakes involved for the United States, Israel, Iran, and neighboring powers.
Watch footage of the kick-off event for the new joint project between CGI and Futbolgrad examining the political, economic, and social implications of Russia hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
CGI hosted a discussion with Alexey Venediktov, editor-in-chief of the influential radio station Ekho Moskvy, on the Russian media climate, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, and the state of U.S.-Russia relations.
Young professionals from Finland, Russia and the Baltic states presented views on regional security in a panel discussion organized in partnership with the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins – SAIS.
Sergey Aleksashenko (former Deputy Finance Minister of Russia), Kenneth Rapoza (Forbes) and Georgy Toloraya (MGIMO) debated the outlook for the group In the run-up to the 7th annual BRICS Summit.
Bestselling Russian author Dmitry Bykov talks about the evolution of Russian and American literary portrayals of one another.
Russian opposition leader Ilya Yashin discusses his role in the making of the posthumous report about clandestine Russian military involvement in Ukraine.
Video of the report launch with author Marlene Laurelle, Director of the Central Asia Program at George Washington University.
Where are U.S-Russian relations moving beyond Ukraine? Video of our report launch and discussion with author Richard Weitz of the Hudson Institute and Fiona Hill of the Brookings Institution.
As Europe celebrates the 70th anniversary of Allied victory, the Ukrainian crisis and the broader reemergence of nationalism have increasingly politicized the war’s narrative. What role has the war historically played in Russia and Eastern Europe, and how is it currently defining modern politics? On Thursday, May 7th, CGI hosted a half-day event to discuss the […]
On April 23, 2015, CGI partnered with the Embassy of the Russian Federation to provide an opportunity for students pursuing IR, national security, and Russia-related studies to take part in an informal discussion with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak on key issues of U.S.-Russia relations. Participants included graduate and advanced undergraduate students from American University, George Washington […]
The arrest of the punk band Pussy Riot in 2012 brought unprecedented global attention to opposition activists and the rule of law in Putin’s Russia. Within this context, the conflict in Ukraine and the ongoing detention of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko raise new questions for the future of political prisoners and civil rights protections. Who […]
CGI’s year-long Rising Experts program brings together advanced students and young professionals working on Russia and Eurasia for monthly discussions and events.