Russia and the West: Scenarios for the future

The start of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine has also marked the beginning of a new escalation phase in the relationship between Russia and the West. The growing division in transatlantic relations has raised further questions about a common Western approach towards Russia and Eastern Europe. And while the Trump administration is challenging the multilateral order and Congress is implementing unilateral sanctions against Russia, the EU is divided on Nord Stream 2 and lacks a common strategy towards its Eastern neighborhood. You are kindly invited by the Robert Bosch Center at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies and the Robert Bosch Stiftung to an interactive panel discussion to explore Russian-European-American dynamics in a time of multiple crises. Over the course of four years, the project "A New Western Ostpolitik" has brought together more than 150 experts and decision-makers in Moscow, Kiev, Warsaw, Berlin, Brussels and Washington, DC. Together, they have created “scenarios for the future”, exploring alternative visions for relations between Russia and the West. We will present these scenarios and discuss their probability and potential consequences with a panel of experts.

Introductory Outline of the Project:

Daniel S. Hamilton
Johns Hopkins University SAIS

Stefan Meister
Heinrich Böll Foundation in the Southern Caucasus region

Sarah Pagung
Associate Fellow, Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP

Podium Discussion:

Daniel S. Hamilton

Stefan Meister

Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz
Stefan Batory Foundation

Julianne Smith
Richard von Weizsäcker Fellowship, Robert Bosch Academy

Jan Techau
German Marshall Fund of the United States (TBC)

Sergey Utkin
Primakov Institute of World Economy and International Relations (IMEMO), Russian Academy of Sciences

28 May 2019
Event location

Robert Bosch Stiftung, Berlin Representative Office, Berlin

Invitation type
Invitation only
Program Event
Core Expertise region