December 1, 2016|5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
City Club of Washington - Lincoln Room 555 13th St NW Washington DC 20004


Andrew Kuchins, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University

E. Wayne Merry, Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia, American Foreign Policy Council


Nikolai Zlobin, President, Center on Global Interests

Donald Trump arrives in the White House with U.S.-Russia relations at the lowest point since the Cold War. Disagreements over Ukraine, Syria, and the future of European security, not to mention the recent cessation of nuclear cooperation agreements and Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election, have pushed ties to the brink of open conflict. Should the Trump administration maintain the current policy of isolation and pressure through sanctions, attempt a new reset on new terms, or try something different altogether?

CGI invites you to the launch of its new report, “Elevation and Calibration: A New Russia Policy for America,” authored by Andrew Kuchins. The report is informed by more than 40 interviews with top U.S. and Russian experts and policymakers.


About the Speakers

5KuchinsAndrew Kuchins is Senior Fellow and research professor at the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) at Georgetown University and senior associate (non-resident) of the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Russia and Eurasia Program. He formerly served as director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and held senior positions at the MacArthur Foundation, Stanford Universtiy and the Universtiy of California-Berkeley.



E. Wayne Merry is Senior Fellow for Europe and Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council. He was formerly the diplomat in charge of political analysis on the breakup of the Soviet Union and the early years of post-Soviet Russia at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. 


ZlobinNikolai Zlobin is the founder and President of the Center on Global Interests. A prominent historian and political observer, Zlobin has advised the governments in both Moscow and Washington and is a permanent member of the Valdai International Discussion Club.