There's Something About Russia Since the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the USSR, the Russian Federation, its successor, has struggled to redefine itself in the post-Cold war era. This has often brought Russia into contention with the United States. Despite a "reset" of relations in 2009, the two countries have remained adversarial, facing each other on opposite sides of multiple international issues such as the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, as well as the expansion of NATO. Accusations... [see more] of interfering in domestic affairs have been made by both sides. What does the U.S. need to understand about Russia? What motivates Russia's policy objectives? What about Russia's history can help inform the present? The World Affairs Council-Washington, DC hosts panelists Dr. Jeffrey Mankoff, Dr. William Pomeranz, Hannah Thoburn and moderator Anna Gawel as they explore Russian history and the country's motivations.
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