8 December 2016

Kremlin’s Logic: The Evolution of Russia’s Relationship with the West

Location Room B13, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A, London School of Economics. Speakers | Andrey Kortunov; Chair: Vlad Zubok.
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Was the current crisis between Russia and the West inevitable? When did it start?  Why did the Russian leadership change its perceptions of Western intentions and policies towards Moscow?

Without answering these questions it is hardly possible to make realistic predictions about how the crisis might be resolved or even whether it can be resolved at all any time soon. The future role of Russia in the international system will be defined to a large extent on the present thinking in the Kremlin about opportunities and constrains that the country faces in its foreign policy. This thinking also defines the Russian approaches to conflict situations like Syria and Ukraine.

Andrey Kortunov will discuss the answers to many of these questions at this lunchtime seminar at the LSE.

Thursday, 8 December, 2016

1:30 to 3:00pm (coffee provided).  

RSVP is required. RSVP to Natalia Telepneva at n.telepneva@lse.ac.uk by Friday 14th November.

Andrey Kortunov is the Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) since 2011. Having graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Dr. Kortunov was deputy director of the Institute for US and Canadian Studies and the founder and the first president of the Moscow Public Science Foundation. His academic interests include international relations, foreign and domestic policy of Russia and Russian-Amerian relations. He is the author of over 120 publications dedicated to the analysis of Soviet/Russian-American relations, global security, and the foreign policy of the USSR and Russia.