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February 25, 2016

Working Papers “Forging Western Consensus on Eastern Policy”

An ongoing series of informal papers co-published with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Transatlantic Relations

The DGAP shares the first informal think pieces in a series on transatlantic policy toward Russia, with texts by Andrew Kuchins, John Herbst, Sergei Guriev, Marie Mendras, Donald N. Jensen, among others. The drafts were prepared for the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University in collaboration with the DGAP’s program on Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia at the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center.

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These drafts are part of an ongoing collaboration between the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins and the DGAP’s program on Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia at the DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia.

The Center for Transatlantic Relations and the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), together with the Robert Bosch Foundation, have launched this initiative to recommend ways to build Western consensus on policy toward Russia and the other countries of the post-Soviet realm. The project includes high level seminars in Washington and European capitals, study trips and analysis.

William Courtney (adjunct senior Fellow, RAND Corporation and former US Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Georgia, and the US-Soviet Bilateral Consultative Commission to Implement the Threshold Test Ban Treaty), “Western Strategy Toward Russia and the Post-Soviet Space

Donald N. Jensen (resident fellow at SAIS’s Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University), “Twilight of the Putin Era?”

Hiski Haukkala (Associate Professor of international relations, University of Tampere, Finland and special Adviser at Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs), A Bridge Too Far? Examining the Unravelling of Western Policies towards Wider Europe

Ian Bond (director of foreign policy at the Centre for European Reform, London), An Eastern Partnership for Peace: Why NATO and the EU need a Coordinated Approach to their Former Soviet Neighbours”

John E. Herbst (director of the Atlantic Council's Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and US ambassador to Ukraine 2003–06 and US ambassador to Uzbekistan from 2000–03), “Forsaken Territories? The Emergence of Europe's Grey Zone and Western Policy

Andrew Kuchins (senior fellow, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University), “Could 2016 See the Normalization of Russia's Relationship with the West?”

Marie Mendras (senior fellow, Transatlantic Academy, Washington, DC and professor at the Paris School of International Affairs, Sciences Po), “The West and Russia: From Acute Conflict to Long-term Conflict Management

Vladislav L. Inozemtsev (economist and senior visiting fellow with the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and professor at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow), “Russia’s Putin and Putin’s Russia:  How They Work and What We Should Expect”

Marek Menkiszak (head of Russian department at Warsaw’s Centre for Eastern Studies –OSW), “Russia and the West: What Went Wrong and Can We Do Better?

Sergei Guriev (professor of economics at Sciences Po, Paris) “Western Strategy towards Russia

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Assorted working papers (dated January and February 2016), DGAP and Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.

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