The US, Europe and Russia: Can They Work Together?

11/02/2013 | 18:30 - 20:00 | DGAP | Invitation only

Permanent Discussion Group

Category: International Policy/Relations

Transatlantic Speaker Series

The tripartite relations between the US, the EU and Russia are facing a multitude of global challenges while at the same time their leadership is weak. Russia’s Putin faces increased public unrest and demands from civil society actors. Obama’s second term will likely be shaped by the huge financial debt crisis and the re-nationalization of US policy. At the same time, the EU is preoccupied with its Eurozone crisis. What is the outlook under these circumstances on topics such as NATO’s missile defense shield and Europe’s dependency on Russian Oil and Gas? Will Putin be able to further integrate Russia into the international trade system under his terms? Will the EU try to approach Russia on human rights concerns in the near future? And will the triangle finally agree on a common strategy towards Syria and a possible international engagement?

For a presentation we are pleased to welcome:

Speaker:            

Paul J. Saunders
Executive Director, Center for the National Interest (CFTNI) and Associate Publisher of The National Interest

Comment:         

Dr. Stefan Meister
Program Officer, Center for Central and Eastern Europe of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, German Council on Foreign Relations

The discussion will be held in English and will be moderated by Karsten D. Voigt. The event will be followed by a reception. 

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